National Relaxation Day is August 15, so this week we celebrate. This genius day was officially established in 1985 by fourth-grader Sean Moeller (smart kid); however, Jimmy Buffett has had the concept down since the 1977 debut of his hit song Margaritaville. Inspired by white sandy beaches and a life of fun, sun, and margaritas, Margaritaville arouses a sense of relaxation in us all.
Let’s take some of Buffet’s lyrics and apply them to our life today.
“Mother Mother Ocean, I have heard your call.”
As a Miami born gal raised in Key West, I got this Relaxation thing down. Here’s my best tips to enjoying the day.
One of the things you can do to honor National Relaxation Day and Wellness Wednesday is to go outside.
Sadly, in today’s technology based world, we are cooped up inside on our phone too much. When there is a whole beautiful world out there waiting for us. And getting your vitamin D from the sunshine is way better than swallowing a supplement, in my opinion.☀️
As we know, by Jimmy Buffett’s own words, Margaritaville is not just a place, but a state of mind. So if you can’t get off work, maybe you can spritz yourself with your favorite summer perfume or body spray and plan a little upcoming weekend getaway to the beach.
Nothing like sticking your toes in the sand and smelling the ocean air to put you in a good mood. If you don’t live by a beach, go to your nearest lake or riverbank.
Being outdoors near the water is proven to give you an endorphin rush and ward off depression.
If you have to stay in for whatever reason, do what makes you happy today.
If it’s painting your nails, do it. 💅
If it’s taking a luxurious bath with bath bombs and scented candles, do it. 🛀
If it’s sipping margaritas with friends after work, do it.🍹
If it’s curling up with a good book, do it.📖
Whatever it is;
Just make sure you give yourself a break today, breathe in, breathe out and let go.