You might be a mere month or so away from your wedding day, and you would love to be basking in these last few weeks of engaged bliss. Instead, you’re feeling tired, anxious, and overwhelmed. In other words, you’ve got wedding planning stress.
Maybe you need to check in with guests who haven’t RSVP’d. Maybe you need to get vendor contracts signed. Or, maybe you still need to figure out when to apply for your marriage license.
Oh, and you’ve probably got a day job and a normal life that is on overdrive at the moment.
It’s time to take a moment – or two – to relax!
Self-care is an important part of living a healthy, happy life.
Here are a few simple ideas for quick and natural stress relief to help you feel happier and more peaceful while you plan your wedding day.
Plan a day to hang out with your bestie
No wedding talk allowed.
In the hyper digital age, it’s so important to unplug and connect in person. Get away from all of it and catch up on news that has nothing to do with organza, flatware, delivery times or a cake.
Stop trying to keep it all in your head
You’ll forget and get more frustrated. Brainstorm and write down all of the things you need to get done on paper. Big and small. Don’t worry about what comes first. We’ll do that next.
Quick tip: Try writing each task on its own sticky note or index card. It will make sorting and grouping related tasks easier.
Prioritize your to-do list in a healthy way
Organize your list in a wedding planner or notebook. Then, check off the important items first so that you aren’t scrambling to finish everything at the last minute.
Therefore, don’t assemble your favors, when you haven’t finished finalizing your guest list.
Schedule some ‘me’ time
Use things you already have around the house and plan a spa day in your own home, or treat yourself to a spa care package.
Here’s an easy, stress relieving recipe for a Green Tea Body Scrub that will leave you glowing and refreshed:
Homemade Green Tea and Lemon Body ScrubPrint
Green Tea and Lemon Body Scrub
A simple body scrub to leave you glowing and refreshed.
- Prep Time: 5
- Cook Time: 5
- Total Time: 10
Mix Epsom Salts and baking soda in a bowl. Add oil and mix thoroughly. Add tea and zest (and essential oil, if you are using it). Mix everything together and add to a sealing container. This relaxing and rejuvenating scrub will last for a couple of months (if you store it in and airtight container and don’t use it all quickly!).
Say Bye to Wedding Planning Stress
For a self-care routine to be effective you need to be deliberate and mindful of the act, so no multi-tasking. Establish a morning ritual to support mindfulness and help bring focus to your day.
One of my favorite routines is my mid-morning tea ritual—the simple act of gathering the leaves, taking in the aroma of the tea while practicing breath awareness followed by slowly sipping it from my favorite cup is a subtle reminder to slow down and enjoy the experience.
What are some of your favorite ways to relieve wedding planning stress? Share them in the comments below.0