Did you know that August 15th is National Relaxation Day? In preparation of this national day to unwind and slow down, The Gift Basket Pros have a few ideas to help get into the relaxation state of mind. Our worlds are so hectic, chaotic and with the influence of technology, we rarely have the opportunity to appreciate a simple moment without distractions. By simply slowing down and taking a day, or even a few moments, to unwind, we can reduce stress which has been linked to both our physical and mental well being.
Although most people won't be able to take the day off work, you can still try your very best to avoid those daily stressful situations as much as possible. Take deep relaxing breaths throughout the day and stand up from your desk periodically to stretch and relax the muscles from the tension of sitting for long hours. Take your lunch break at a relaxing setting, away from crowds and noise and just reflect on what brings you peace. You could also skip the afternoon coffee and opt for a cup of tea instead to help unwind before the day is over.
For those lucky folks that can enjoy the day off, there are so many ways to escape the hustle and bustle of life and simply relax. Spend the afternoon curled up on the sofa reading a nice book, or if you have access to a beach, go for a long walk and listen to the waves and seagulls that are sure to bring inner peace. Enjoy an afternoon of golf and a beautiful green golf course, or spend some time soaking in a hot bath with treats from our Refreshing Spa Gift Basket that is full of Mandarin Blossom scented bath and body goodies. An afternoon of relaxation can completely change your perspective!
The possibilities are endless! An afternoon movie, taking a drive through the country, spending a lunch hour with close friends, there are so many ways to take a break from our social media driven world where the loud and chaotic noises of life are rarely turned off. Take a break, relax and put your feet up for just one day and you will certainly breath easier!