Wedding planning stress getting the best of you? If you are feeling totally anxious or like your nerves are shot, you’ve come to the right place. Let us remind you…weddings don’t have to be stressful. They really don’t. But that doesn’t mean that they aren’t. If you’ve never planned a wedding before, it can be totally and completely overwhelming. So many decisions to make. So many people to please. So many bills to pay. No wonder you’re stressed out! But you have to find positive, effective ways to deal with all of the anxiety. Here are a few of our favorites!
1.) A No-Wedding-Talk Date Night
Your partner might thank you for this one too. Plan a special night for just the two of you. It can be a fancy new restaurant you’ve been wanting to try or even a night in sweats with plenty of wine, take out, and Netflix to go around. Whatever it is, just make sure the topic of your wedding doesn’t come up. Make it a wedding-talk free zone and we guarantee you’ll feel better in a few hours after giving your mind something else to focus on.
2.) Step Away from Social Media
We know that social media, particularly Instagram and Pinterest, can be really helpful to couples during the planning process. But it can also confuse the heck out of you too. After all, comparison is the thief of joy, right? All of that scrolling may be leaving you with unrealistic expectations of your own wedding and it may be stressing you out way more than you realize. So step away from social media and just do what is in your heart.
3.) Get Out of Your Own Head
Raise your hand if you’re an over-thinker. Do you analyze and reanalyze and then consult someone and then re-analyze some more? If so, STOP IT! No, for real. Worrying will get you nowhere and it’s probably part of the reason you’re so stressed out. Make a decision and move on! As much as we love those pretty details, we guarantee that the ones you’re agonizing over the most likely won’t even be noticed by your guests.
4.) Sleep On It
Don’t let the sun go down on your anger, right? Wrong! Sometimes the best thing you can do it just walk away and come back to it later. You’ll feel refreshed and your head will be clearer.
5.) Work It Out
Running, yoga, cross fit, whatever…just get those endorphins flowing. Working out makes you feel better because you’re forced to focus on something else. Move your body and your stress levels are bound to go down!
6.) Take Care of Yourself
Stress can wreak havoc on your health. Make sure you’re getting enough rest, eating properly, and drinking enough water. Take a nap, journal, do something artistic, pray, read a book, go get a massage, or treat yo’ self to something new you’ve been eyeing. Wedding planning is not worth risking your health so make sure you’re keeping your mind, body, and spirit in tip top shape!
In what other ways have you dealt with the stress of wedding planning? How do you combat it? Comment below and let us know!