De stressing before the wedding?

posted 2 years ago in Wellness
Post # 2
89 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

Massage? Reflexology? Facial? 

Post # 4
6448 posts
Bee Keeper

Exercise works wonders on just about everything! Even a walk around the block can be effective. As I continue my wedding planning, I will continue running and biking as I usually do. It feels great!

Post # 5
1236 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - San Francisco, CA

Daily meditation practice? Helps me a lot. There are apps that teach you how.

Post # 7
382 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

WeddingBells2014:  Where I live we have a few wellness spas that offer private rooms with a jacuzzi and a sauna/steam room for an hour! I love doing this about once or twice a month. It’s relatively cheap (around $40 for the hour) and I try to go before bed because I always sleep amazing after! Not to mention it’s good for your skin!! SO loves going with me too although it is nice alone. Our place offers outdoor jacuzzis with the indoor shower and sauna so that we can sit the stars in the jacuzzi. 

Take a deep breath and big hugs!! You’ll get through this!

Post # 8
2416 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

WeddingBells2014:  Delegate your to-do list.  Become the manager instead of the grunt person, even if its things like hiring a florist, hiring a cleaning person for your home once every couple of weeks, could you hire a planner to help with your last minute meetings and your day of co-ordination?  And let the little details go a bit, if it isn’t exactly your vision, its ok, it could be even better.  And your health isn’t worth it, in the end. 

Massage, exercsie you enjoy, meditation, swim, yoga (ok you said you didn’t like it), giving yourself 30 minutes a day to sit and do something you love (craft – not wedding related! or listen to music, dance, whatever.  Something not work related and not wedding related, something that makes you feel GREAT once you’re done.) Check out progressive relaxation.  

Deep breaths when you start to feel up to HERE!  Learn to recognize your stress cues, ask people close to you to look out for them as well.  Take a few minutes when you feel yourself getting stressed to use one of your destress mechanisms.  

I work a very stressful job.  So much so that we are followed by psychologists with routine evaluations.  I like high stress.  I seek it out in my down time (extreme sports).  At my last meeting she made a recommendation to find a low stress passtime.  I ended up taking up crochet (which sounds insane, even as I type it.)  But I do 30 minutes before bed, its repetitive, my brain shuts off, I listen to music sometimes while doing it, sometimes its just quiet.  And I get a weird sense of accomplishment as the project takes shape.  And in the end, it doesn’t matter.  I tend to be a perfectionist, I have learned to let go a bit.  But I’m still working on it.  Being a perfectionist is a great trait – until it affects your health and the world around you.

Post # 9
448 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013


What do you do? It sounds exciting!

Are you on beta-blockers, WeddingBells?

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