En­joy­ing, Na­tional Re­lax­ation Day

Sun Star Bacolod - - ‘yuhom! - BY PA­TRI­CIA MAY P. CATAN


ID you know that Na­tional Re­lax­ation Day is cel­e­brated ev­ery Aug. 15? Yes! This day ac­tu­ally ex­ists. It’s cel­e­brated to re­mind us that it’s okay to slow down a bit and take a break from our usual ev­ery­day rou­tine. To­mor­row is your chance to have that breather you’ve dreamed about for quite some time now. And to help you de­cide on how to spend to­mor­row’s “hol­i­day” to the fullest, here are 10 ways that will surely take your mind off from what­ever is keep­ing you busy.

Treat yourself to a movie

Take ad­van­tage of this cel­e­bra­tion and chill with a trip to the movie theater. It’s im­pec­ca­ble tim­ing that this “hol­i­day” falls on a pay­day for most of us. This only means that you won’t have any ex­cuse not to treat yourself. Don’t even dare feel bad about spend­ing a few bucks for a movie be­cause it’s nice to re­ward yourself once in awhile.

Set a mas­sage ap­point­ment

Un­wind af­ter work hours with a visit to your fa­vorite mas­sage place and spend the rest of the day recharg­ing your body. A lit­tle TLC (ten­der lov­ing care) is what your body needs es­pe­cially af­ter over­work­ing yourself for the past cou­ple of weeks.

Catch up on some reading

Reading is a form of re­lax­ation and to­mor­row’s the per­fect pe­riod to catch up on some nov­els you’ve

been want­ing to read for the long­est time. Your stack of books sit­ting idle on your book shelf will only col­lect dust if you don’t flip through their pages any­time soon.

Join a fit­ness class

It’s high time to get your body mov­ing. Ex­er­cis­ing is one way to stretch your mus­cles, get­ting your body in shape. You can choose to en­roll in an in­door cy­cling or dance class if the gym isn’t your cup of tea. There’s ac­tu­ally a lot of fit­ness es­tab­lish­ments in town like Zink and Gforce Dance Cen­ter Cebu if you’re se­ri­ous about jump­start­ing your well­ness jour­ney.

Give in to your food crav­ings

En­joy all the food crav­ings you’ve put off be­cause you’ve felt like you didn’t de­serve to in­dulge in them. You’re meant to spend to­mor­row eat­ing to your heart’s con­tent.

Take a break from the digital world

A so­cial me­dia detox can do won­ders even just for a day. Sep­a­rate yourself from tech­nol­ogy and ap­pre­ci­ate what’s in front of you in­stead. You might be sur­prised with the things that you’ll notic­ing for the first time, things you didn’t know you were miss­ing out on, be­cause you were al­ways glued to your smart­phone.

Binge-watch an en­tire se­ries on Net­flix

The phrase “Net­flix and chill” may be overused but that’s ex­actly what you’re do­ing to­mor­row. Your bed, plus your fa­vorite se­ries, sounds like the per­fect way to spend Re­lax­ation Day in the com­forts of your own home.

Visit the sa­lon

Al­low yourself to ex­pe­ri­ence the hair makeover that you’ve al­ways wanted and needed. A lit­tle trim and hair color touch up will do you good be­cause look­ing your best is the ideal kind of rem­edy for when you’re feel­ing stressed out.

Spend time with fur ba­bies

An­i­mals al­ways make us feel bet­ter. Th­ese lovely crea­tures some­how know when you need them the most. If you have a fur baby at home, spend the early morning walk­ing him or her around your neigh­bor­hood. Noth­ing can top qual­ity walks with your pet be­cause it’s al­ways a time well spent when you’re hav­ing fun with your best friend.*





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