7 Ways to Carve Out Relaxation Time

National Relaxation Day is a wonderful opportunity to unwind and take a break from the hustle and bustle of daily life.

Here are 7 ways or things you can play around with to take a nice relaxing time today…and anytime!

Spa Day at Home:

  • Why not create a spa-like atmosphere at home where you can relax easily and comfortably?
  • You could draw a warm bath, light scented candles, play soothing music, and use their favorite skincare products for a pampering session.


  • Meditation helps you stay present and calm, which is naturally relaxing.
  • If you’d like to some guidance, you’ll find many guided relaxation and hypnosis meditations on Healing Hypnotherapy’s website store, as well as on YouTube and other resources.
  • Try this Special 2 for 1 Relaxation package.

Nature Walk or Picnic:

  • Spending time outdoors in Nature can be very relaxing.
  • If the weather permits, taking a leisurely walk or having a relaxing picnic in a park will connect you to the joys Nature provides.
  • Nature definitely has a calming effect on the mind and body, and a change of scenery can be incredibly refreshing.

Yoga or Stretching:

  • A gentle yoga session or simple stretching routine to alleviate tension promotes relaxation.
  • Yoga’s focus on deep breathing and gentle movements is a wonderful way to help release stress and anxiety.

Reading Retreat:

  • Do you find you never have time to sit down and read?
  • Well, here’s an opportunity to immerse yourself in a good book.
  • Whether it’s a novel, a self-help book, or a magazine, reading can transport the mind to different worlds and provide an escape from all the busy-ness of life.
  • Even a ½ hour of reading time will provide some needed relaxation time.

Creative Expression:

  • Engaging in a creative activity like painting, drawing, writing, or crafting can be relaxing and may be just the creative expression you need to relax and unwind.

Digital Detox:

  • Finally, and this one is a biggie for all of us: disconnect from your digital devices for a few hours.
  • Turn off notifications, put away smartphones, and engage in activities that don’t involve screens, such as puzzles, board games, or spending quality time with loved ones.


  • The important thing to remember about any of these suggestions is that prioritizing self-care and relaxation not just for National Relaxation Day.
  • Any of these activities can become valuable habits to cultivate for a more balance and enjoyable life.

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