April 16th National Stress Awareness Day

Stress can kill you and it never does you any good. It doesn’t ever solve anything and generally makes things worse. The day is sponsored by the Health Resource Network (HRN), created in 1992. The tough part is realizing you are being stressed. Most of us don’t realize we are stressed when we are stressed. That is a key because if you realize you are getting stressed out by something you could probably stop it! You must first understand, stress accomplishes nothing and it can, and often does, make things worse. So chill out, whatever it is will get done when it’s supposed to get done and not before.

How to celebrate – Study what stress you the most and learn to avoid it. Learn some yoga stress relief programs. Enjoy your life.

August 15th National Relaxation Day

Most of us work hard, we spend lots of hours doing the things we have to do, not the things we want to do. Well today is the day to change that, not forever, but at least for today. Today your job is to relax (boy I hope this is a weekend day, I haven’t checked yet!) Put your feet up, kick back and take a nap, read a book or just stare into space, it doesn’t really matter. Whatever way you chose to relax is the right way to relax! Ever go on vacation and come back more tired than you were before you left? Well, if you are on vacation take a vacation from your vacation! Chill out, hire someone to do all your work for you, you have the day off from everything!

How to celebrate – Don’t do anything. Have someone make you a nice cool drink. Pamper yourself.