Post # 1
I am sure that we are all under ridiculously large amount of stress – I got a facial tick this morning! With dress fittings, make up trials, and bridesmaids issues, etc., what are you doing to try to relax? I don’t think I’ve been this tense in my life! Drastic times….
Post # 3
I got engaged on May 1. I am getting married on October 12. We live in Phoenix, AZ. The wedding is in Florida. I am arranging everything pretty much myself. Stress? Got it.
Stress relief? Wine. Lots and lots of wine.
Seriously, I’m actually having a lot of fun planning this day, because I keep reminding myself it is a day of fun and joy. When I start to stress out about something I remind myself of the meaning of the day, which has nothing to do with place cards or matching stationary.
I also do yoga twice a week, pilates twice a week, and cardio five times a week. It keeps my endorphins up and gives me time to think about absolutely nothing else but moving my body.
Post # 4
What am I doing to destress?
- blogging all of my frustrations and complaints
- getting monthly massages and facials
- going to the gym 3 days a week (light weights, jogging, yoga)
- taking naps whenever I can
- no longer drinking caffeine after 12noon
- wine or beer a few nights a week with dinner or while watching tv
I’m still stressed, but all of this helps me deal with it better and keeps me from fighting with people and crying.
Post # 5
hehe – i agree with the wine, gym, and naps. i just want it all to be over so i can go on the honeymoon!
Post # 6
yep – wine, gym and sleep – the winning combo. i’d also add making sure to have someone to vent to/keep you grounded when things are nutty and to try and take at least one night off from the wedding each week.
now that we’ve moved from planning/prep to actually making/doing things, i’m keeping detailed lists (checking things off is a form of de-stressing for me) and trying to get as much done as early as possible without burning out.
hang in there!