Breathe Deep: It’s National Relaxation Day

Finally, a day dedicated to taking it easy. A 24-hour window when it’s okay to set aside to-do lists, block off calendars (that means no meetings and no appointments), and just de-stress – because let’s face it, in this chaotic environment, we could all use it.

To master the art of chilling out, whether you’re at work or playing hooky (it’s okay, I won’t tell), check out these four tips to surefire relaxation.

First order of business? Sign Tommy Bahama’s petition to help make National Relaxation Day an official holiday – every signature counts!

Next up, look to the calming ways of chamomile. Sure, tea is great before bed – but this strawberry and chamomile cream recipe from bon appétit is the perfect relaxing mid-day treat.

When at work, look to these seven easy ways to relax on the job (without getting fired).

And finally, just listen to Frankie.

By Keriann Coffey, Associate Blog Editor

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August 15, 2012