(Closed) How to be patient while waiting?

posted 10 years ago in Waiting
Post # 3
355 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Shirinjoon: I actually found a couple of projects that I would want for my wedding.  I told him that so & so are getting married in July or September and they asked me to come up with some ideas, so I’m testing them out for them.  LOL, I’ll tell him they were actually for me when he proposes.  Promise!

Post # 4
185 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Wedding Bee! It really helps to see that other ppl feel the same way I do and to have a place to vent. Also, keeping myself busy with friends, work and hobbies (like working out, reading ect.) Keeping busy helps keep my mind off the waiting and time seems to fly by!

Good luck to you – I think I read in a previous post of yours that you haven’t brought up engagement/wedding related talk since Dec? That’s a great accomplishment! Don’t break it now! You’re at the homestretch!


Post # 6
2891 posts
Sugar bee

Buying a house. Getting engaged is usually in the far back corners of my mind anymore. I spend almost all waking moments outside of work researching, viewing homes, talking to my agent, scouring the internet, trying to beat out bidders. I mean, don’t buy a house just to forget about engagement. 🙂 This is just what keeps me super busy. Find that one big project and you’ll be surprised how fast your brain switches gears.

Post # 7
3311 posts
Sugar bee

What goals have you set for yourself?
Can you start a self improvement class/hobby?
What about books- do you read?
Try to engage in a book once a week.
How often do you hang out with friends? Maybe you can set up weekly girl’s night out or shopping dates so it gives you something to look forward to.

Honestly, nothing is going to get your mind off of it completely until it is for sure the proposal is going to happen or it isn’t going to happen (or you have something else major to take your mind off of it), however you can do things to distract yourself and keep busy in the mean time.

Just think about it this way- nothing is going to happen before two months so use this time as a breather to relax before you start getting anxious when every moment could be it. He is possibly saving money for the ring over these next two months and nagging is like pressure that he doesn’t need right now.

I would be more concerned about getting your families together as it was one of the requirements to get engaged. Have you talked to him about that or made some prelimenary plans? Maybe focusing on that will help your mind think less of the proposal. It is just like the ring- he needs money for the ring and can’t buy the ring until he has money. He needs your families to meet so he can’t propose until that happens.

Post # 9
870 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Getting in shape. I’ve been running like a maniac for the last few months, and I notice when I’m tired and worn out from working out I have less energy to devote to freaking out about an engagement. 

Post # 10
115 posts
Blushing bee

See, I don’t see the point in always avoiding the topic. If it’s on my mind, I will say so. The only rule for me is, everything in moderation so I don’t drive MYSELF crazy.

Post # 11
3586 posts
Sugar bee

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@claireos: THIS! It comletely took it off my mind when I bought my home last year. Now I concentrate on the flowers I planted and getting things organized. 🙂 It’s nice to meet a goal when waiting for another!

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