As we have discussed so many times, wedding planning can be so stressful. The phrase “self care” is trendy right now, but there is definitely some merit to the practice! You might immediately think of upscale spas and restrictive juice cleanses — these aren’t your only options! Finding balance during this crazy season of your life can be simpler than you think.
Many brides find themselves pursuing crash diets and pushing themselves to the extreme in the gym in order to have their ideal wedding day bod. Nothing about this is good for you! Crash diets have shown to be ineffective in the long run and as for the gym, too much of a good thing is still a bad thing. Your body needs activity and movement that alleviates the tension it is feeling during this stressful time. Try taking a walk or attending a restorative yoga class!
As for your nutrition: your body needs the most efficient sources of nutrients in order to maintain A) your immune system (you don’t want to be sick on the big day!) and B) your energy level in order to get the job done! Cook healthy, well-balanced meals at home, and stop stress-snacking!
Do you feel like planning has become all-consuming? You can manage this by scheduling blocks of time for wedding-related tasks and meetings. Try a few hours on the weekend along with one week night. When you are not within these blocks, wedding talk gets turned off!
Another hot tip is to let your partner share some of the responsibility, if you’ll allow them. After all, it is their day, too. Perhaps even go as far as to hire a wedding planner. If you have the means, this is the best route to delegate all of the fine details that will keep you up stressing at night!
Lastly, keep up with your wedding planning timeline. We have created one for you that you can find here. Within the timeline, you will find tasks timed out in manageable sequence, as long as you stay on top of them!
Spend time relaxing. Read a book, take a bubble bath, binge something on Netflix; anything to help you to decompress!
Finally, spend some quality time with friends and family with no wedding talk. Trust me, once you sit down with them for coffee, drinks, or just to read tabloids, you’ll be so grateful that you did! Maybe this is your idea of relaxing.