National Relaxation Day is on August 15th and it encourages us to slow down and unwind. It’s a day to focus on taking care of ourselves and to take a moment to relax. It was founded by a fourth grader named Sean Moeller in 1985. 

National Relaxation Day is an important day, as we all need a break from the fast-paced and often hectic lifestyles we live. Taking time to recuperate and rejuvenate our tired minds and bodies may help prevent many health risks.  Like the founder of this day suggested, too much work can make us sick, run-down, tired and that’s just wrong.  

But he was right! It has been proven that stress can be harmful to our health, both mentally and physically.  Most doctors will agree that finding ways to relax and finding ways to reduce stress will improve our overall health.


What is your favorite relaxation activity?

  • Reading a book
  • Fishing with a friend
  • A picnic in the park
  • Walking along the beach
  • Taking a drive in the country
  • Spa
  • Golfing
  • Photography
  • A movie
  • Window shopping
  • Lunch with friends
  • Drinks with friends
  • Watching sports
  • Swimming

These are just a few of the many possible relaxation ideas that you may want to use to celebrate this holiday. Take a deep breath, unwind while watching your favorite TV show or just find a quiet spot in a park and enjoy the summer breeze. Cleaning and real work are not part of relaxation!!!

Strawberry Peach Refresher

Something refreshing for that relaxation day!


  • 1/2 gallon orange sherbet
  • 16 ounces whole frozen strawberries
  • 16 ounces frozen sliced peaches
  • 64 ounces white grape juice
  • 2 liters ginger ale


  • Add ingredients to a large punch bowl in the order listed above.
  • Stir and break up the sherbet a bit with a large spoon.  Enjoy!

Nutrition Calories: 176 k cal

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