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For most people, wedding planning can be an exciting but stressful time. There are many decisions to make, including ones that may require you to compromise with your partner. However, you can do some things to make the experience feel less taxing.

Talk About How You Feel 

One of the best things you can do for yourself is to talk about how you feel. Letting people know you are feeling stressed or overwhelmed can help you get some release, but it also allows them to be there for you and help you out.

Pick someone you trust, whether that's your fiance, a sibling, or a friend. This person should be a safe space for you and your feelings so that you can express yourself freely. 

Eat Properly

When you are busy with wedding planning, work, and other stresses, it is tempting to eat on the go, which often means stopping at fast food drive-thrus. However, unhealthy food provides little nutrition and is often more difficult to digest.

Try preplanning your meals and doing some prepping. If you dedicate an hour or two one day a week to planning and preparing your meals, you can make meals to take along with you to eat when you're busy. Of course, it's acceptable to have a cheat day every once in a while, but try to focus primarily on healthy choices.

Prioritize Your Sleep

Getting enough sleep is crucial for your health and productivity. People who do not get enough sleep can experience brain fog, making them unable to think clearly. Brain fog makes decision-making even more difficult. Aim for at least seven hours a night. If you can, go to bed around the same time every night and stay on a schedule.

If you have difficulty falling asleep, try breathing exercises or find a bedtime routine with activities that help you relax and wind down. 

Exercise to Feel Good

You may already be working out to be in good shape for your wedding, but exercise also provides a mental benefit. When you work out, your body releases endorphins, which help you feel happy. In addition, exercise is a great way to manage stress and anxiety. If you feel unmotivated to work out, consider exercising with a friend. Not only will this help make it more fun, but it will give you the accountability you need to be consistent.

Stick to a Routine

When planning your wedding, it's easy for things to get forgotten in the chaos. Try to stick to a routine as much as you can. While you may be much busier than before, having things planned and sticking to your routine will help you feel less stressed and more organized.

Consider Premarital Counseling

Committing to spending the rest of your life with someone is a big commitment. Premarital counseling can offer several benefits, no matter how well you may know each other. It can help improve your communication skills and help prevent disputes that may happen in your marriage. In addition, these tools can help you healthily resolve any conflicts that may arise.

Take Days Off

You should have one or two days set aside each week where you do not have to worry about wedding planning or decisions. Having those days off will help prevent burnout and prevent you from feeling overwhelmed. On these days, do something for yourself. Whether ordering your favorite takeout and staying in or going out on a night on the town, do whatever you need to blow off some steam.

Wedding planning can be chaotic and overwhelming, but that doesn't mean you need to be stressed or anxious. These tips should help manage your stress while ensuring that you are in good physical health. Remember, the wedding is about your marriage, and while the day is important, what matters is making the commitment to spend the rest of your life with the person you love.

Category: Wedding Planning

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