Happy LuLu day everyone!
For those who are reading this and have that tilted dog head confused look going on, LuLu stands for Loosen up, Lighten up, and it's one of those made-up holidays that some random dude invented on a whim. So try it. Ahhhh. That feels better.
If you are stressed out, maxed out or just overrun with life, today, November 15, you are officially encouraged to relax. You have 364 other days to worry ruminate. Use today as an excuse to break out the jogging pants and flip flops and get that extra helping whatever makes you happy.
Here are some tips for loosening and lightening up:
Call up an old buddy and have a laugh
Have two. Remember that time when he/she said this or that and you were all…and they were all…and everyone laughed? Laughing is easy and it is good for you. It lowers your blood pressure and reduces your stress.
Aim for something a little less stressful than Homeland. More like a "Duck Dynasty" or "The Voice" kind of thing.
Get outside and get some fresh air
Take the dog for a walk in the park. Take yourself for a walk in the park. Or just sit on a bench and breathe it all in. Maybe a butterfly will land on your shoulder (and if that happens, run out and buy a lottery ticket). Just get back to nature. Studies have shown that there are many health benefits to oxygen, including…well, trust me, you just need it.
Carpe Diem… because tomorrow, it’s back to the grind.
Chris Libby is some guy who works here.