by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner
Unless a spa told you in one of their promotions, I’m pretty sure you didn’t know that August 15 is National Relaxation Day. But it is. The origins of National Relaxation Day are unclear but it’s here on the calendar to encourage people to put their feet up and take a break.
As a lover of all things spa, I’m all over this day and I think this is a day worth celebrating. I strongly suggest you rush off to the Hallmark store to buy National Relaxation Day greeting cards for your friends and family. 🙂
I’m all about relaxation and I don’t think we relax enough in this hustle and bustle world. But one person’s relaxation is another person’s torture. What would you do if you had nothing to do all day? Some people would just go nuts if they didn’t have anything scheduled into their day and other people would say, “Well, I’ve got my feet soaking in the bath… now what?” They just can’t relax or enjoy the time off.
Like most people, I’m pretty tightly wound myself. I’m almost a different person when I do finally let go and relax. Life is so much easier when you’re relaxed. I like to use the time I went Zip-lining in Alaska as my gauge. After the initial stress of going out of my comfort zone and riding over the tips of trees down a mountain, I was way more fun to be around. I was cracking jokes and enjoying the people around me and I wish that Maria would come out to play more. I have since decided to make relaxation a priority.
So, how did I celebrate National Relaxation Day? First a gave a pedicure to a lady and she really enjoyed the foot massage I gave her. Then I worked out with my personal trainer and you may think that that’s not a relaxing activity but in my mind it is. I felt great after my work out! N0w I’m enjoying a glass of white wine as I’m writing this blog post. All in all, a pretty relaxing day.
This day also marks day one of my 31 blog posts in 31 days challenge. I found out about this challenge through Eric Brown from Bodyworkbiz who was inspired by Kelly Wise. I’m not in it for the “Bad Ass Blogger Trophy” but now that I think about it, that would be kind of cool. See you tomorrow!