Getting married & planning a wedding is one of the most exciting times of your life! It can also be one of most stressful. The happiness and excitement of your big day getting closer..could also bring along with it a number of pressing ‘to do’ lists on the calendar and many things going on in a zillion directions. While planning and executing your dream wedding, I am sure you will encounter a number of situations that may stress you out, but never forget, stress is not good! The more you panic & worry, the more things will be likely to go wrong. The key really lies in getting things done with a healthy mind and body. Remember that this is a celebration of a new beginning in your life, and it will go well only if you are happy, content and in a good state of mind. So in-between the eventful days of your dream wedding planning, do not forget to de-stress, to stay relaxed and focus on your future. Here are a few tips to help keep you calm during this crazy time.
Yoga – According to self magazine.. “Namaste the stress away! Women who had gone to the mat at least once a week for two years or more released 41 percent less of a tension-triggered cytokine (a type of protein) that can make you feel tired and moody compared with yoga newbies, a study in Psychosomatic Medicinenotes Meditation”. I know I feel an amazing sense of bliss after a good yoga class. Some days I might have to force myself to get there, but once I do..I am so happy I made myself take the class..I feel energized, centered and very peaceful. A unforgettable feeling and very addictive. So, trust me, even if you are a yoga skeptic…take the plunge during this time and try that class, you won’t be sorry! My personal favorite classes are Vinyasa Flow or Ashtanga yoga & I love the calm feeling I have after class. The benefits are endless and watch your stress melt and your confidence soar!
Take walks in Nature – Connecting with nature is an effective way to reduce stress and create peace. I cannot tell you how much peace I feel when taking a walk through the California redwoods and smelling the trees or walking along the rugged coast as I take in all the sounds and smell the ocean. It does not matter the amount of time spent doing this technique, one minute can be just as beneficial as one hour. This can be done at any time throughout the day and as often as needed. Give it a try!
Do something you enjoy to relax – This could be anything from lying on your sofa reading a fun magazine (try to stay away from Bridal Mags just for a little bit) to going out to get a mani-pedi, to cooking, to going out for a fun day shopping with your BFF. Whatever your relaxation and fun “thing” is…make sure to take time to do it…and often! Trust me…it will make you feel much much better and relaxed, you deserve it! Don’t worry…all the wedding stuff will be right back where you found it when you get back to it in a few hours.
Enjoy yourself and take care of you! We want you to be stress free!
Kirstin @ Froufrou Le Bleu