National Relaxation Day 2017

Background of National Relaxation Day

This is not a day for workaholics. No, it is quite the opposite. Today, the tendency of people is to get up in the morning and work. Whether it is a working day or not, everyone ends up doing some work or the other during the course of a day.

Even on a holiday at home, we find some job or the other to do – something that needs fixing or meals that need to be cooked. This leads us to the old adage – “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy”. We often tell ourselves that dull is not what we want to be. However, it is all too easy to fall into the trap of working all the time. National Relaxation Day was created in a bid to break the cycle of perpetual work for at least one day in the year.

National Relaxation Day falls on the 15th of August each year. It is not very clear how this holiday came into existence, but this holiday is observed by people who know where to draw the line when it comes to overwork.

Activities on National Relaxation Day

The term “activities” is probably not the best choice of words for this National Relaxation Day, because just the opposite is done on this day, namely, “inactivity”. Now that the main element of this holiday has been defined, let us go into how it can be achieved. You will be surprised how difficult it is to actually relax properly.

From the day we are old enough to talk and understand commands, we participate in some form of work or the other. So when a person suddenly needs to relax completely, it is actually more difficult to achieve than expected. Given below however, are some of the things you can do on National Relaxation Day.

  • The first thing that you can do on this day is actually nothing at all. Simply stay home and relax. Everyone has their own form of relaxation, be it watching TV, reading a book, listening to music or simply sleeping it off.
  • Spoil yourself by having a massage or visiting a spa. Indulge yourself with the things which you enjoy but do not normally do.
  • Have a long relaxed bath. Take your time and don’t look at the clock.
  • Spend a day outdoors at a picnic spot by the riverside or the beach with maybe a bit of fishing thrown in.
  • Go for a movie or a play or if you are the shopping type, go for a long shopping spree but make sure that you take enough rest in between


So this year, do not let the 15th of August pass you by. Plan for this day, so that you can avail a day of rest and hopefully recover from your otherwise hectic work schedule. Give this to yourself – you deserve it.

National Relaxation Day 2017