National Relaxation Day – August 15

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Some days, life feels likes a blur. We are on the proverbial roller coaster of life, with all of the ups, downs, spins and circles that we can handle.

On National Relaxation Day, our goal is to slow down and notice the awesome things that surround us.

One of the simplest ways to slow down is through deep breathing several times a day. Deep breathing is a powerful means of recharging yourself. It can convert fatigue into energy and restlessness into calmness.

Deep breathing helps to expand our lungs and increase our unconscious natural capacity during the rest of the day. It can provide energy when we experience the afternoon lull or during those sometimes dreaded meetings. It can serve as a break from the increase of stress during our day and help us to get refocused when faced with a difficult situation or project. It can be used during an emergency to increase our capacity for problem solving and decrease the effects of the stress response such as muscle tension, headaches and increased heart rate.

Though deep breathing seems to be an incredibly simple suggestion, it can have very powerful effects. It can be done by anyone, anywhere and in any circumstance.

 

Beverly’s Hot Tip For Celebrating National Relaxation Day:

Try deep breathing today and notice the effect it has on you. Once started, it will soon become one of the best stress busters in your arsenal.

 

If you have some strategies to share – comment on this posting!

 

Additional Resources:

National Relaxation Day Infographic

Stress Facts

Relaxation Day

Deep Breathing

Quiet Day

Read In The Bathtub Day

Stress And Relaxation Techniques

Bathtub Party Day

 

 

 

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Written by Beverly Beuermann-King

Building Resiliency Through Stress and Wellness Strategies. Stress and resiliency strategist, Beverly Beuermann-King, CSP, translates current research and best practices information into a realistic, accessible and more practical approach through her dynamic stress and wellness workshops, on-line stress and resiliency articles, books, e-briefs and media interviews.

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