Post # 1
I fee like I am losing my mind at work since I am consumed with wedding planning. There seem to be so many details that I am forgetting or getting somewhat wrong. I hate not being on top of my game and I feel like a complete dummy! I’m a teacher and on the negotiations board for our school. Well, I had to host two meetings in a row (kind of put on the spot) and felt like I didn’t have all the answers that the teachers. Does anyone else feel like they are losing a few brain cells during this whole wedding planning thing?
Post # 3
It’s different than a 9-5 office job, but as a PhD student it’s really hard to keep on track. Most of what I do requires self-motivation, there’s no external demands or deadlines. Well, I’d much rather be working on wedding stuff, and it’s soooo hard to stop thinking about details and instead force myself to read academic papers or something of the sort. So I’m mostly stressed out because it’s hard to balance what I want to be doing with what I suppose I ought to be doing.
Post # 4
I’m not entirely sure whether I’m loosing my mind at work because of wedding planning, or if I’m loosing my mind at wedding planning because of work. Nothing like having the two crescendo at the same time. I’m also struggling with that balance between what I should be doing, what I want to be doing and what really doesn’t need to be done. Oh, also delegating and asking for help, but those are constant problems for me.
@kirstasuzanne: My mom has always said that the problem with brides is that the diamonds suck your brain into your left hand. It’s totally true.
Post # 5
I make lists. It’s the only way I survive.
When I think of a wedding thing I want to remember or need to do, I write it down (no matter what I’m doing) and I do the same thing for work. Sometimes I email myself at work from home at night so I can keep my head above water.
Take it easy and make sure to get some relaxing time in too!
Post # 6
Oh man Jenny j I am so right there with you! I have spent more time in the last year looking at weddingbee and other blogs and planning than I have on my thesis! Why read a research paper when a blog on nice looking dresses is right here in front of me? 🙂 In fact, when my computer crashed, I was more upset about the hundreds of bookmarks and ideas I lost than my main thesis file but im almost to the end, now…
Post # 7
I’m with your thesis folks. Today, I can say that I finally finished the paper I’ve been working on for the last year. Hallelujah!
I agree with Latte about checklists. If it’s not written down, it doesn’t exist to me! I think that’s why wedding anxiety has been increasing. The more I focus on work, the more wedding planning goes to the background and vice versa.
I need to work on being better about balance in my life!
Post # 8
My co worker asked me today how where the plans going and my eye started to twitch! I knew that it was stress…
Post # 9
It has less to do with the wedding planning and more to do with the fact that my job just sucks hard right now. I’m happy I have the wedding to look forward to!
Post # 10
I’m with Latte in that I am queen listmaker!
That keeps me sane and above board. I also have only done a few things and haven’t gone yet into full blown wedding mode as of yet, but have done initial planning with regard to style and color.
My job is especially stressful right now and THAT in itself has given me stress. For example I’ll be on call three nights this week and have to go into the hospital EVERY day this week including saturday and sunday b/c we are rolling out and are in transition having 3 new sites where we’ll see patients and we’re in a state of flux right now.
That’s stressful. When that quietens down, I think that we’ll see me do alot more concrete planning. First is confirmation of venue.
Post # 11
I guess I would be stressed out if the wedding was closer. At this point though I just have a lot of ideas floating in my head that dont even need to be realized yet
Post # 12
Alright guys, I layed off the coffee and I’m feeling MUCH better.