5 Ways to Celebrate All Your Hard Work

Do you know that Labor Day was designed to observe the economic and social contributions of American workers? No matter what you do or who you are, you are a part of our American economy and work hard each day to help sustain it. And what better way to honor that working than to take a full day to take care of yourself –a Mental Health Day!

Here are some tips to get the most out of your day off:


  1. Shopping: Next to Black Friday, Labor Day hosts some of the best sales of the year. And it’s a perfect time to get all those back-to-school needs for your family. Here is what you can expect from 2013 Labor Day Sales. Remember that your favorite online stores give discounts as well—it’s a great way to avoid traffic and long lines!
  2. Swimming: Summer weather is going to quickly turn cooler . Make sure you take advantage of it while it is warm! Find a community pool near you and take the family. It is cheap and fun. Remember the sunscreen and drinking water!
  3. Hit a Home Run: Participate or go watch a sports game. Baseball and preseason football are in full swing get out on the field. Better yet, take the kids to a nearby park and teach them how to pitch, ride bikes, or throw a Frisbee.
  4. Go to the theater: Both live theater and the megaplex are certain to have shows playing. Check out what is playing near you and take a friend to enjoy the performance with you.
  5. Stay Home: If crowds, traffic, and organizing schedules stresses you out, STAY HOME! There is nothing wrong with taking a day off just to relax. Perhaps you want to catch up on the latest episode of your favorite TV show; maybe you need a few extra hours of sleep, maybe the dishes have been piling up and you just need to clean them to feel a little better—these are all perfectly good ways to spend your day off.

Write a comment to share your plans with us! And have a great holiday celebrating you.

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