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Bride With a HeadacheGetting married is a big step in a person’s life. From committing yourself to your partner in front of all your friends and family to planning for the biggest party you’ve ever thrown, the entire process can produce a ton of anxiety. No matter how pressured you feel to push forward, you need to address stress when it starts to take hold. Ignoring the warning signs of anxiety can lead to some far more severe issues for your health and sense of wellness. Luckily, you can manage your stress during this time by following a few easy steps.

Breathe Deep

Everyone takes breathing for granted to a degree. Still, breath dictates how composed a person feels. When you’re feeling stressed, start to focus on your breathing. You’ll notice it is more rapid in moments of panic, even if you’re simply thinking about something frustrating. As you catch yourself inhaling and exhaling like this, consciously slow down the pace. Take longer, deeper breaths for a moment. Bring the air in through your nostrils, hold it in your lungs for a beat, and release in a slow and even way. 

A deep breath can make you feel stable fast. Should you be unable to calm yourself, it could be a sign that you’re having a panic attack or more intense problem. Reach out to a doctor or mental health professional in this situation to get a more thorough analysis. 

Face Your Concerns Directly

Do you have doubts about your upcoming wedding? Are you worried that expressing these doubts will somehow ruin married life before it even starts? If so, you’re not alone. Most couples go through some major internal struggles in the weeks leading up to the wedding. This is natural, and it usually doesn’t have anything to do with how you really feel about your partner. Still, you can’t push down these concerns and forget about them. Face your fears and speak about your worries openly with people you trust. 

Saying things out loud usually gives you power over the thoughts. Leaving these unfounded ideas swirling in your head is an easy way to have constant anxiety. 

Walk Away

Whether you’re getting married in a year or in a week, there is always time to take a break. Brides and grooms alike work themselves up when it comes to wedding tasks, assuming that they can’t turn away from their planning efforts for even a second. Unfortunately, this is an easy way to burn yourself out fast. You need to walk away every now and again and relax. It might seem like you’re ignoring your responsibilities, but you’re actually giving yourself the break that your mind is demanding. 

Delegating tasks is a surefire way to allow yourself room to relax. When you’re taking on every objective yourself, you’re never going to have a moment of peace. Turn to the members of your wedding party or trusted friends and family to help you so you can sit down and breathe when needed. 

Stay Aware of Yourself

There’s a very good reason why some brides and grooms are depicted in the media as being unreasonable and volatile. People get worked up when it comes to weddings. If you want to avoid this and keep your stress levels low, practice a mindful attitude. When you’re aware of your actions and your reactions, you can stop from acting like a fool in public. When you catch yourself being unreasonable, take a moment to adjust your attitude before moving forward. 

Getting married might be inherently stressful to a degree, but you don’t need to fall prey to constant anxiety over the event. Learn which tactics work best for managing your stress, and feel less worried about such an important day in your life.

Category: Wedding Planning

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