If you have been looking for a break from all your stress and troubles, Loosen Up Lighten Up (LULU) Day on November 14 is perfect for you. This day presents an opportunity for you to take a break from your usual busy schedule and all the stressful thoughts and instead focus on just being happy and relaxed, and having fun. LULU Day is our cure for burnouts and breakdowns.
History of Loosen Up Lighten Up Day
Everyone needs a day to slack off and Loosen Up Lighten Up Day is just the day for it. LULU Day was created by Stephanie West Allen, giving us a day to lock up our serious side and be happily carefree.
Loosening up is known to help us control our anger and keep a smile on our face in spite of whatever happens during a stressful day. Stress is a hormonal response to physical, mental, or emotional strain on our body. As human beings, we are prone to stress due to our activities and responsibilities. These stress factors can trigger anxiety, depression, anger, or health issues such as high blood pressure, heart failure, and a weakened immune system. So, not only is LULU Day fun, it is therapeutic and a medication-free way of dealing with Mr. Stress and his health-issue friends.
While stress cannot be avoided, it can be reduced. Many relaxing methods have been employed to relieve stress and lighten up a person’s mood. Meditation, for one, dates back to 5000 years ago but was popularized around the world in the 20th century. This activity is known to reduce the heart rate and has a number of health benefits associated with it!
Taking up a recreation activity or hobby is also a great way to lighten up. These activities keep our minds focused, without having to think about stressful matters. Exercise and sports activities are also stress-relieving methods.
LULU Day is best enjoyed with family members and friends, with ground rules: No serious matters, no stressful activities, and no worries!
Loosen Up Lighten Up Day timeline
Han Selye discovers that humans can be strained and suffer from stress, and starts using the term.
Scientists discover that a stressful life can lead to depression.
The first meditation app is launched.
Stephanie West Allen establishes Loosen Up Lighten Up Day.
Loosen Up Lighten Up Day FAQs
How can I spend Loosen Up Lighten Up Day alone?
We would advise that you enjoy the day with company. But if you want to go solo, you can engage in meditation and exercise. Spoil yourself with something that you’ve always wanted to try. If possible, turn off your phone for the whole day.
What is the scientific cause of stress?
Stress is caused by the release of hormones, which helps us react and deal with an emergency or dangerous situation.
How does Loosen Up Lighten Up Day influence my performance at work?
Stress leads to anxiety, depression, and health issues, all of which can negatively impact one’s business or performance at work. Loosen Up Lighten Up Day helps you to relax, unwind, and relieve stress. You will be full of positive energy and energized to perform well at work.
How to Celebrate Loosen Up Lighten Up Day
Take a trip
Go to the beach, the mountains, the flea market, the mall, or any place that will brighten your mood.
Go on a laughing spree
Catch up on all your comedy shows, hang out with friends and family, and keep laughing – throw your cares away and play!
Eat the foods you enjoy
If beneath the serious and business-like outfit, you are secretly a foodie, unleash that part of you. If you are scared of the calories, don't worry, you'll be back to normal the next day. You can work it all out.
5 Amazing Facts About Meditation
Meditation is proven to slow down the aging process.
Is the pain gone?
If you have lower-back pain, meditation is a medication-free way to treat it.
Meditation is known to improve memory, thus it is a prescribed exercise for dementia patients.
By meditating, monks can raise the temperature of their toes and fingers by 17°F.
A guru's corpse has been stored in a freezer since 2014 because his followers believe he is in a deep meditative state.
Why We Love Loosen Up Lighten Up Day
It is stress-relieving
On this day, we can do away with the worries and burdens of work and family responsibilities, and relax. This helps us relieve pent-up stress and become stronger to face our tasks.
It's good for our mental health
Everyday tasks make us feel like we are going crazy. LULU Day gives us the opportunity to think less and unwind.
It's all about fun
Who would miss a chance to have fun with loved ones? This day is another wonderful opportunity for that.
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