All brides know how stressful wedding planning can become. There’s so much to do with so little time to do it and everything starts piling up all at once. While taking care of everything that needs to be checked off the to-do list, you can’t forget to take care of yourself. Here are some helpful ways to keep your head on straight when you seem to be losing track of everything.
Whether you’re a regular at your local gym or you can barely ever find the time to work out, it’s important to squeeze in a workout a couple times a week. It’s a huge stress-reliever and despite what you may believe, it could give you that burst of energy you need to start running your errands and get things done. Remember to work out at a more moderate level, because doing an intense session might have the reverse effect and keep you in bed for the rest of the day.
Get Plenty of Sleep
As impossible as this may seem when you have so much left to get settled before the wedding day, you need to make sure you set aside enough time to sleep as much as you can. A lack of sleep can make you sick, lead to dry skin and breakouts. During this busy time, the last thing that you need is getting sick or having to deal with anything keeping you from feeling like your best and most productive self. Getting a sufficient amount of sleep is one of the more simple steps that can positively impact all aspects of your well-being during hectic wedding planning.
This is especially important to keep in mind when talking about keeping a consistent workout routine. Staying hydrated will not only keep you energized but will provide your skin and hair the hydration it needs to keep you looking and feeling good in the lead up to the big day. It will also keep you from getting yourself sick when you’re feeling burned out. Keep a bottle of water with you throughout the day and try to get in the recommended 8 cups a day or at least whatever amount feels right for you.
Every bride’s greatest fear is to wake up their wedding day to find some new blemish or imperfection on their body that wasn’t there the night before. This would, of course, be a very stressful scenario, but if you’re properly prepped, it won’t be an issue. For example, if you’re getting married in the winter, you’ll want to have plenty of moisturizer in your wedding day emergency kit to fight that dry, cold air. If you’re prone to getting cold sores, stock up on some cold sore medication so that you’re ready for the “you may now kiss the bride” moment! You know yourself better than anyone, so if you take some time to think of what your body is likely to throw at you, you can be ready for it.
Take Some Time Off
Many soon-to-be brides need a little reminder that it is perfectly okay to take a minute to yourself. A minute of peace and quiet or meditation can clear a cluttered mind and refuel someone who’s run down. Don’t hesitate to take a personal day, stay home from work and recharge. You might just wake up the next morning and feel like you can take on the world. And you will!