So you’ve picked out your date and are ready to start planning your wedding, and everything seems like it is going to start to get exciting. The thought of going out to pick your wedding dress and sample different flavors of wedding cake really gets your heart pumping, and you have your eyes on the prize and are ready to get going. But the fact of the matter is that planning your wedding is not all fun and games, there is actually quite a bit of work and stress involved that can quickly make you burnout before you even get moving if you don’t plan ahead.
While it is completely normal to dive in head first and completely immerse yourself in the wedding planning process, it is also very important to keep a fairly normal routine so you don’t take on too much stress at one time. By breaking up the monotony with regular activities, you can keep yourself motivated, reduce the amount of stress that you would build-up, and go into your wedding day relaxed and confident that you have everything set to go. Here are a few tips to ensure that your wedding planning goes smoothly and you don’t burnout halfway through the job.
If you already have a good exercise plan in place, don’t stop doing it. If you don’t currently workout, now is a great time to start. Going to the gym on a regular basis can really help you eliminate a lot of the stress and frustration that goes along with planning a wedding, plus it will help you fit into your dress when the big day finally arrives.
There’s nothing more relaxing than blowing off some steam with your friends, and this can be a great outlet while you’re planning your wedding. This doesn’t mean that you need to go and hang out with the girls that will be in your bridal party since the conversation will usually gravitate back to your wedding, but perhaps you can call up some old friends that you haven’t seen in a while. Another option is to go out with some co-workers after work to have a drink before heading home. The idea is to distract yourself from wedding planning for a little while so you can keep a cool head and avoid a burnout.
Just like spending time with your friends, spending a little time alone can really help you get your head together. Consider taking a nice hot bath with your favorite book, going for a nature walk, or even treating yourself to a spa day. Whatever it is in life that allows you to relax, find it and do it as often as your busy schedule permits.
Spend time alone: Take a day (maybe on the weekend) or take a mental health day from work and pamper yourself. Go to the spa, get your nails done, sleep, read a book, drink a glass (or two!) of wine or enjoy a really good cup of coffee. Relax with your favorite movie and junk food. Do something that you know will completely leave you feeling relaxed and ready to tackle anything.