Yes, wedding stress is a big deal and if not handled correctly, it can lead to cold feet! When planning, budgeting, inviting, dress rehearsing and getting your hairstyle and photographers in place, it’s no secret that the wedding stress knots can root itself deep in your stomach… Finding ways to de-stress is a necessity for the bride and groom. Having said that, you can use these handy de-stressing tips as guidelines through stressful times that might arise as you start building your future together!
Meditation is a fantastic way to centralise your thoughts and focus more clearly on the task at hand. All you need to do is find a quiet spot, close your eyes and focus on just one thing. It can be the tempo of your breathing, a painting on the wall or a place you love to go to relax. Focus on this thought alone and let your muscles relax. Doing this for ten minutes each day or when you feel stressed will help you find solid ground again to continue foraging forward!
Listening to relaxing music with a slow pace is scientifically proven to relax your mind. If you close your eyes and let the music flow through you, tense muscles will relax, making you feel instantly de-stressed. Apart from that, your heart rate and anxiety levels will lower significantly, leaving you with a more focused mindset.
Taking a hot, lavender bubble bath will help soothe tense muscles and stressed minds. A lavender aroma is said to bring calming sensations to your body while soaking in a deep tub filled with warm water. Decorating the bathroom with some candles and enjoying a glass of wine will further create a relaxing atmosphere where you can find enough courage to continue planning your perfect day!
When going through a stressful period in your life, the muscles in your neck and back can start aching or become tense. The best way to get these muscles to relax is to get a massage. Apart from that, getting an aromatherapy massage will give you time to centralise your thoughts around the task at hand. If you don’t have time to visit a spa where you can get a massage, don’t fret! There are a lot of massage tools available that you can purchase and use in the comfort of your own home!
Finding the perfect balance in your life with regards to stress will also benefit you towards living a healthy life! Although stress is something we can’t prevent, who said we can’t do things to make it easier!
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