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Celebrating Relaxation Day

Bosma Enterprises - 8/15/2019 11:11:52 AM

What does it mean to relax? I know this is a loaded question with no right or wrong answer. For some, it may be watching their favorite sports team, running or playing video games with friends. For others relaxing could mean reading, writing or listening to music. Whatever you choose to do to take your mind off a stressful situation, do it.

How do you relax?

Nowadays, we are surrounded by constant notifications coming from our phone, and if you are like me, you cannot resist checking to see who is emailing, texting or tagging you in a post. If it is not your phone acting as a distraction, what about your children? Finding quality time for yourself, when you have little or grown children around, is almost impossible. With all of the possible things and people that can cause stress in our lives, when can a person relax?

August 15 is National Relaxation day. On this day, people are encouraged to relax and take it easy. To recognize this occasion, we spoke with some of our employees who are blind or visually impaired to learn about the different activities that help them unwind.

Barb Price is a Bosma Enterprises employee who is visually impaired. She works primarily in our production area but also assists in marketing. Throughout her day, Barb performs an array of tasks, ranging from packaging gloves to administrating satisfaction surveys to former rehabilitation clients. Although she enjoys working at Bosma, Barb still needs time for herself.

Barb is a member of the Blind Bowling league, which consists of bowlers who are sighted and blind. For Barb, bowling is a way to get some exercise while still having time to relax and visit with friends.
Another form of relaxation for Barb is coloring and drawing. Coloring and drawing helps her take her mind off everything and allows her to focus on her thoughts. Due to her visual impairment, Barb uses Sharpie markers, since they are bright and easier for her to see.

We also had a chance to speak with Preston Richardson, account manager at Bosma Enterprises. For Preston, relaxation usually involves barbecuing a couple of slabs of baby back ribs while listening to the booming sounds of old school hip-hop. Despite his blindness, Preston still likes getting outside and firing up his grill.

Whatever activity you choose to take your mind off the day-to-day stress of life, do it. Having time to yourself can rejuvenate you and in turn, help you regain your focus. I hope after reading this blog, you have a better insight into how some people who are blind relax. To learn more about the capabilities of people who are blind or to learn more about Bosma Enterprises, visit www.bosma.org.