• Treat youself to a spa day on this day
  • Consider digital detox
  • Go out for lunch and chill out with friends

National Relaxation Day, which is observed annually on Aug.15, gives people an opportunity to take a break and just sit down and relax or may be just do absolutely nothing without feeling guilty,

The day was founded in 1985 by Sean Moeller, who was only a fourth-grader at the time.

Those feeling stressed lately can take this day as an opportunity to just treat themselves to a spa day or relax themselves in a hot tub. One can also consider digital detox and instead go out for lunch and chill out with friends. All these will help reduce both mental and physical stress.

Here are some quotes on the importance of relaxing, courtesy Bustle and Wise Old Sayings –

  • "The mind should be allowed some relaxation, that it may return to its work all the better for the rest." – Seneca
  • "Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer." - William S. Burroughs
  • "Every now and then go away, have a little relaxation, for when you come back to your work your judgment will be surer. Go some distance away because then the work appears smaller and more of it can be taken in at a glance and a lack of harmony and proportion is more readily seen." - Leonardo da Vinci
  • "We will be more successful in all our endeavors if we can let go of the habit of running all the time, and take little pauses to relax and re-center ourselves. And we'll also have a lot more joy in living." - Thich Nhat Hanh
  • "Together with a culture of work, there must be a culture of leisure as gratification. To put it another way: people who work must take the time to relax, to be with their families, to enjoy themselves, read, listen to music, play a sport." - Pope Francis
  • "It is requisite for the relaxation of the mind that we make use, from time to time, of playful deeds and jokes." - Thomas Aquinas
  • "Sometimes I wish that I could go into a time machine right now and just look at my self and say, 'Calm down. Things are gonna be fine. Things are gonna be all great. Just relax.'" - Tristan Wilds
  • "It is necessary to relax your muscles when you can. Relaxing your brain is fatal." - Stirling Moss
  • 'When was the last time you spent a quiet moment just doing nothing - just sitting and looking at the sea, or watching the wind blowing the tree limbs, or waves rippling on a pond, a flickering candle or children playing in the park?" - Ralph Marston
People relax in the hot weather in Green Park as the heatwave continues in London
People relax in the hot weather in Green Park as the heatwave continues in London AFP / ISABEL INFANTES