Post # 1
Hi my wedding is in 10 days. I’m freaking out. I’m trying to remember what I have/haven’t done, making ten thousand lists and driving everyone insane. I can’t sleep or eat I can barely concentrate at work. I’m driving myself INSANE!!! What are some things that I can do to help relieve my stress? I just want to make it through my wedding happy and calm! 🙁
Post # 3
Go get a 60 minute massage. Just put the wedding stuff aside and relax. Then go get a pedicure. Then have a glass of wine. THEN get back to your to-do lists. 🙂
Post # 4
Completely agree with amysue — but I’d also have a glass of wine while waiting for my massage. =) And no bridal magazines/bridal talk during the pedicure!
Post # 5
Breath. Though i should be one to talk, I assume there will be a nuclear blast in my neighborhood do to over thinking everything when I get that close.
I agree with a massage, or if money is tight right now – a nice relaxing bath with some bubbles, a glass of wine and some soft music!
Also when I stress I plop in front of the TV and watch a favorite movie…The Notebook (nothing like a tear kerker to take your mind off things), Just Married (Always funny and takes you mind off stuff)
Or even hit the bar after work for appitizers and drinks with a gal pal or two. Tell them not to let you talk wedding and assign them a punishment to inflict if you do, like a swat on the shoulder or better – take a shot…though I don’t know how much a deteriant that would end up being…lol.
Post # 6
massage or some other pampering that will give you a planning breakis the best bet. if you like to workout or do yoga, these are also good options to boost energy and focus before diving back into planning (they may also help with the sleep).
also, if you can assign a friend, family member or wedding party person to check in with you and talk you down periodically, that’s helpful.
if you’re really pressed, take a look at your list – what can someone else do? is there anything that can be taken off? for the remainder, break it into smaller chuncks or organize it into less overwhelming parts. it takes some time, but it’s something i find helpful as a way to calm my anxiety and get a good map of how everything is going to get done.
other than that, breathe! as one of my co-workers said when i had my first planning freak-out – the day goes by so fast and the only people who will likely notice if something isn’t as planned are you, your mom and your Fiance. the guests are coming to support you and your Fiance and while they may appreciate perfectly coordinated guest book pens, if they don’t happen, life will continue.
🙂 Good luck and best wishes!
Post # 7
Yoga. For an hour you’ll be too busy trying to not fall on your butt to think about anything else : )