Perhaps your wedding to-do list makes you nervous and anxious. Sure, anything from flowers, music, and catering to the final look of the wedding dress can cause exuberant amounts of stress to anybody.
Nevertheless, if the wedding planning responsibilities overwhelm you, perhaps it’s time to take a little step back. This doesn’t mean that you should stop working on your wedding day overall, but you should give some time and room to put your wedding anxiety in order.
If you don’t know where to start, we’re here to assist you, as below, we have listed the five best and most effective ways to beat pre-wedding anxiety and stress.
Working out is a proven way to reduce anxiety, even when it comes to beating pre-wedding stress. Now, we’re not suggesting you hit the gym and work out for a couple of hours, but a simple stroll, half-an-hour bodyweight exercises in your home, or some gentle yoga can do wonders!
Any type of exercise can help you feel calm and centered in the morning, which means that you will be able to handle better anything that comes your way during the day. Nevertheless, ensure you don’t exhaust yourself by doing too much, as you’ll still need some energy to deal with caterers, musicians, or florists.
Don’t forget that it takes two to tango. Did you know that much pre-wedding anxiety comes from one person feeling the weight of the day rests solely on them? If you feel like you’re that person, sit down with your partner and let them know how you feel about everything.
From there, start delegating some tasks their way but remember to steer away from acting like a wedding manager. Instead, ask for their input, get them involved in some tasks, sit together to make lists, and talk about what you both want from your big day.
At the end of the day, if you both don’t have the available time, you can always hire a professional to take the weight off your shoulders. Trust us, it’s not as expensive as you might think, and its impact on your stress and anxiety levels will far outweigh the cost!
Next, journaling your feelings is a proven way of articulating your bottled-up emotions to acknowledge the annoying things and eventually tackle the situation in a more collected and calm matter.
By pouring your emotions on a piece of paper, you’d be able to think more clearly and minimize the stress from the entire wedding circus. But, of course, if you’re not a pen-and-paper person, you can even turn to your smartphone’s notepad app and write down the things that are causing you anxiety and stress.
While it may sound too simple, the truth is that many newlyweds-to-be forget to eat right because of all the work associated with their pre-wedding processes. The results? Two very irritable, stressed-out people who are dead tired when they are at the center of attention on the wedding day.
To avoid this, make sure to get some highly nutritious breakfasts the week before your wedding day. Never skip this important meal. After all, you’ll need all those nutrients to get through the emotional and physical distress associated with planning your big day!
Last but not least, you might definitely feel the wedding nerves if you start comparing your wedding day to the one of a close friend or a relative. To avoid this stress-causing scenario, always keep in mind that your wedding day is your celebration, and it will be a perfect one when the day arrives!
In the end, regardless of how you choose to approach your wedding day, looking after your health should always remain a priority number one! Nevertheless, if you start feeling like the wedding stress and anxiety are slowly taking over, stop, take a really deep breath, and try the effective ways mentioned above to get through it!