5 Easy Ways to Destress While Wedding Planning
Wedding planning is an activity in your life to enjoy throughout and make as many memories as possible. Because, hopefully, it will be the one and only time that you get to do it. So why do so many need to destress from it?
People love weddings and most brides love the wedding planning that comes before it. However, it’s well-known that all the decisions can build up and become rather overwhelming for those involved. Especially for the bride and groom.
How do you steer clear of stress during your wedding planning? First, if you’re reading this and you’re already really worked up, give yourself a little perspective. Second, know that all of the decisions you make for your wedding will work out and come together.
Now, let’s take a look at how you’re going to stay calm and on top of the task at hand.
Allowing some time to step away from all the planning can do wonders. Just like when you have stress from a big project at work, your brain needs a rest. It can’t be expected to run at full capacity all of the time.
Why not book yourself a spa weekend with the bridesmaids as a relaxing option to help you rejuvenate? You can collect your thoughts and get back to planning a couple of days later with a refreshed mind.
If a spa weekend isn’t a viable choice because of time or money, you can always pamper at home. However you like to relax could be just as beneficial. Kick back in a warm bath with some scented candles and soothing music. Add in a facial mask and it will work wonders on your stress levels.
Do Something With Your Significant Other
As is often the case, stresses and strains of planning a wedding will come front and center. When this happens, it can become easy to drift apart and lose your connection with your partner. Like most rough patches it won’t last. Still, you should take time away to enjoy being together and not let wedding planning run your life.
Find a night that works for you both and have a date night. Go for a romantic dinner, catch a movie, or take a stroll somewhere that brings back lovely memories for you both. Being able to squeeze in this quality time will reaffirm why you love each other so much. And why you’re soon to be married.
Mellow Out With Meditation
Not tried meditation before? Well, this is definitely the ideal time for you to try something new. If you’re not sure how to begin, download a meditation app. (Note: my app of choice is 10% Happier) Hopefully, it can help you achieve inner peace and tranquillity for mind and body. At the very least it will leave you feeling calm.
Alternatively, you can try a yoga class near you. This will give you a chance to get out of the house and have something to look forward to each week. Classes will certainly last longer are more of a commitment. Try to get in ten minutes a day to focus and meditate in order to reap the benefits.
Planning a wedding takes time and effort, so the last thing you want is to be distracted. Procrastination can be a serious wrench in the productivity machine if you’re not careful. Scrolling through social media and chatting on WhatsApp are some of the major culprits we all encounter.
If you’re catching up on things once you get into bed, it will keep you from being well rested. Watching TV on your tablet or scrolling your phone is a major setback for sleep. The blue light that is emitted from the screens of your tech prevents melatonin release in the brain. Melatonin helps to put you into rest mode before you sleep. You don’t want to be stuck up all night, so turn those devices off before bed.
Be More Well Rested
In order for you to function well, or normally even, it is essential that you get adequate levels of sleep. For average adults, recommendations for sleep are from seven to nine hours per night.
If you do not get enough sleep, you run the risk of fatigue, lack of focus, and being short-tempered. Three things that aren’t going to be helpful when wedding planning!
If you’re struggling to unwind at night, try sipping on some herbal tea and listening to music. This will help you drift off to sleep. Having the bedroom nice and dark also provides the optimum environment to induce sleep.
Destress Is Best
Bottom line is you need to find a way to destress. Whether you decide to try meditation, detox off your devices nightly or choose to put sleep first doesn’t matter. Start with one and see how it goes. Try others until you find what works for you. Remember, wedding planning doesn’t have to be stressful!
What do you think of these ways to destress when wedding planning? Share with us in the comments.