In 1985, National Relaxation Day was enacted because a nine year-old boy proposed the idea. Sean Moeller, the kid with a plan, was definitely onto something. Life can get crazy, hectic, and stressful. Between work, school, family, activities, and everyday life, stress is inevitable. That is what National Relaxation Day is now observed annually on August 15th. It helps remind people to take a step back and relax.