Post # 1
I have had panic/anxiety attacks for about 5yrs now and the wedding planning seems like it’s triggered them a lot more. What can I do to relax. I just have way too much aside from the wedding planning that’s keeping me stresed out! Please help!
Post # 3
Find a hobby that settles you. I’m very “crafty”, so creating stuff or playing with playdoh, or coloring relaxes me. As does reading and absorbing myself in an artificial world :D.
Post # 4
i totally understand how you’re feeling. you should really see a therapist!
Post # 5
I have been keeping busy with word puzzles and relaxing activities but they no longer help. I was thinking next step was therapist too. So Ill have to go. Thanks Ladies 🙂
Post # 6
I find that meditation has really helped me out a lot. I go to free guided meditation classes at the university near where I live, but you can just youtube “guided meditation” and see if you like any of the videos.
Also, if you could try to determine what exactly are your “triggers” (which I know isn’t easy, a lot of the time my panic attacks just seem to come from nowhere) and see if you can find ways to either avoid them or come up with a plan “b” – For instance, if going to the grocery store at a busy time stresses you out, get your FI to go for you or have him go with you to a smaller store at a time when there won’t be that many people there.
Therapy can also help. *hugs to you* I know its hard!
Post # 7
Yes! I feel like my anxiety tends to be very catastrope-oriented. Having the wedding to look forward to is making it a lot worse. I’m actually very relaxed about wedding planning stuff, but my irrational anxieties are totally skyrocketing as I get super paranoid that something will happen to people we’re close to and they won’t be able to be there at our wedding.
Post # 8
Definitely explore going to a therapist … I found it very helpful. Also, when I’m anxious, I divert my thoughts. Sometimes I just focus on a happy thing. Othertimes, especially if it’s late at night and I’m trying to sleep, I count. I find it helps me clear my mind. Plus, I also feel better when I can vocalize my anxieties, so consider talking to a trusted friend (or a therapist).
Post # 9
I never really had them before wedding planning. During the planning process I definitely started having a LOT more anxiety. One piece of advice I WISH I had taken was to get some anti-anxiety medication. I think I would have enjoyed the lead up, the main event, and a couple days after much more. The night before the wedding I was fine…day of wedding had tons of anxiety (hard time letting go I guess)…once wedding started I was fine, but I had a really hard time sleeping that night. I was worrying about dumb stuff too, like did every thing get cleaned up..did everyone get paid…are we going to get our deposit back. It took me two days in to our honeymoon to finally calm down.
It is really good that you are aware there is a problem…I really regret not talking to someone about before the wedding.