Houston Activities: Labor Day
Looking to unwind and relax this Labor Day weekend? Premier Patient Housing has got you covered on activities you can do in and around the Houston area! Here are a few of our recommendations on things to do in the Houston area as well as activities you can do to relax in your own space.
Labor Day Backyard BBQ Party at Market Square Park
Delight in delicious BBQ this Labor Day during an early evening party featuring lawn games, cold brews, a watermelon eating contest, BBQ, and more when Market Square Park hosts a Labor Day celebration with live music by Danny Ray & the Acoustic Production. Though free, food and drinks are on you. Enjoy the Labor Day party from 4pm to 7pm.
Labor Day BBQ at B-52 Brewing
Ready to say goodbye to summer in style? Look no further than the Labor Day Backyard Bash at B-52 Brewing. Enjoy some barbeque from Vick’s BBQ while playing in a team cornhole tournament and enjoying the brews B-52 has to offer. Admission is free but food and drinks are on you.
5th Annual Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social at Frank J. Brown Heritage Museum
Join the Frank J. Brown Heritage Museum in Friendswood hosts their 5th Annual Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social. Step back in time and enjoy treats like Blue Bell ice cream, cookies, lemonade, and more from 3-5 pm on Labor Day! Plus, enjoy live music from Wild River Trio as the Friendswood Historical Society officially unveils their new mural. Lawn chairs and blankets encouraged.
Labor Day Brunch at On The Kirb in Midtown
Grab your brunch bunch and head down to the organic eatery and sports bar in Midtown as they offer a special Labor Day edition of their weekly Monday Industry Brunch. All are welcome, and service industry professionals can knock 20% off their orders from Noon to 6pm. To see their menu, click here.
Relaxing In Your Own Space on Labor Day
Want to relax at home this Labor Day weekend? Here are a few ways to unwind this Labor Day from the comfort of your own space.
Meditation has long been used as a way to help calm the mind and relax — not to mention numerous other health benefits. And while many people shy away from it, thinking they have to sit like a monk for hours, anyone can easily get started with meditating simply by sitting down somewhere comfortable and paying attention to your breathing.
At-Home Spa Day
There’s no bad way to pamper yourself, so give yourself time for an at-home spa day. Consider doing a mani-pedi or a face mask. There are tons of easy recipes to make face masks at home that will leave your skin glowing and hydrated. Or, if you’re feeling extra into your pampering party, have fun going through a whole skincare routine from cleansing to toning to moisturizing and more! Take time to feel great in your skin!
Take a Nap
You know you always want one during the day and it’s no wonder, your brain needs a breather in much the same way your muscles do when you are working out. A little shuteye clears the fog and reenergizes you to tackle your daily tasks much more effectively. But be sure to limit your mid-afternoon snooze to 20 or 30 minutes (set an alarm just in case), to avoid “sleep drunkenness” which makes it difficult to rouse from your nap and hard to fall asleep at bedtime.
Listen to Soothing Music
Relaxing music triggers changes to the body that in many ways mimic a sleep state. A slower heart rate, slower breathing, and lower blood pressure are all physiological changes that make possible the process of falling asleep and staying asleep. Music also has a soothing effect on our emotional brain, easing stress and anxiety. Research has shown that listening to relaxing music reduces feelings of anxiety, as well as the physical symptoms that accompany anxiety, including elevated blood pressure and heart rate and nervous system arousal. It also reduces cortisol, a hormone that stimulates alertness and also stress, according to numerous studies.
No matter how you decide to unwind this Labor Day, Premier Patient Housing hopes you have a fun, and safe time! Take some well-deserved time to yourself, or spend the day with loved ones doing something the whole family will enjoy. Feel free to let us know if you tried one of our suggestions!