Today kicks off the Labor Day Weekend for the United States. We have three big weekends in the summer and this one is especially important as it marks the official end of our summer. Which always kind of irks me, because officially Summer ends September 20th. Summer is not over until it’s over! Right?! But okay, part of the official ending appeal is it’s a PAID holiday for working people and who doesn’t love a three-day weekend. School begins after Labor Day and the business world gets back in their cubicles full swing. Europe has been gone, for well…the whole summer! So the world starts spinning in the fast lane again, after Labor Day. Are you getting why this weekend is a such a big deal?
Boy this last summer weekend better be good! And oh no! Here comes the pressure. Get on the road, get to the beach, plan a getaway because you will never have summer again! You can visit many other websites that will give you the very serious and historical meaning of Labor Day, but I’m here to tell you what it really means to most of us today…
We all want to end our summer on a high note! But big expectations can create big disappointments, especially when you are sitting in holiday traffic, stuck in an airport or train station or worse stuck on-line at some event you heard ‘was the place to be’ for Labor Day! Oh and BTW, so did 50,000 other people! Hahaha! Am I scaring you? I just kid, but holiday weekends are loaded with expectations and complications that aren’t really relaxing or fun. Some of us create this same kind of self-induced pressure around the Christmas holidays. We always promise ourselves…never again. So, before you wake up tomorrow and get yourself all crazed for a ‘holiday weekend’, take a look at my 7 tips for ‘enjoying’ your holiday weekend simply. And who knows maybe you might even save a little money as a bonus! For those already traveling, some of these tips can work wherever you may roam!
All of the above tips and suggestions can be enjoyed in one day or over your three-day holiday. The point is to SIMPLY focus on pleasure and relaxation. For those of you lucky to get away to a beach house and got a big head start ahead of the holiday madness, all these things can be accomplished while you are away too! For those of you sitting in traffic reading this post, on your smart-phone, I am sorry. All I can suggest is be in the moment, sing some camp songs, and hope for the best! Wishing you all a lovely holiday weekend, and wherever you are, relax and keep life simple!
P.S For those of you with young children, some of this may have to be adjusted to accommodate, but you get the simple idea! 😉