5 Ways to Wind Down from Wedding Planning Stress

Posted March 28 2017

5 Ways to Wind Down from Wedding Planning Stress

There is no need for wedding planning stress to get you down during such a special time. This guide's all about the best ways to unwind before your special day.

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Planning a wedding is no walk in the park. The reward at the end is one of the best days of your life, but the process that gets you to that day can be draining and exhausting.

Yes, wedding planning stress is a real thing and it affects many people in the build-up to their wedding day.

Wedding Planning Stress

You've got a gazillion and one things to do.

You have the engagement ring to choose. A budget to follow.

You have your own expectations to live up to as well as the expectations of your friends and family. 

If you're feeling a little overwhelmed, you are not alone. Many people suffer from wedding planning stress for a myriad of different reasons. 

But, though you may feel a little emotionally overloaded at the moment, there are things that you can do to relieve some of that stress. 

You can actually relax in the build up to your big day.

In this article, we're sharing some ways to wind down from wedding planning stress. 

Read on for some helpful advice.

5 Ways to Wind Down from Wedding Planning Stress 

1. Take an assessment

Prevention is better than cure. 

Try to identify sources of stress ahead of time so that you can effectively deal with them when they arise. 

This is a two-step process:

  1. Firstly, know what your strengths are. Know what you can handle on your own and know what you can't. 
  2. Then, figure out whom you can count on for help and support.

2. Delegate

We all have particular strengths and weaknesses. 

Once you know where your own particular strengths and weakness lie, you can identify the specific tasks that are most likely to cause you stress. 

You can then delegate those specific tasks to someone you trust. Often, if you hate a task, the chances are someone else will love it.

3. Create a Haven of Tranquility  

Our surroundings have an enormous impact on our emotions. Is your home a stress-free zone? 

If it isn't you can quickly turn it into one. 

Consider lighting candles around your home. They create a calming atmosphere.

Or try to allow all available natural light into your home. Paint a wall in a color that relaxes you or use softening, calming scents throughout your home.

There are many things that you can try and those things will be specific to you. But, make sure that you insist that at least one space in your home is a chill out space. 

4. Eat the Right Foods

Wedding planning can lead you to make the wrong decisions with food.

Don't fall into the trap! 

There are some foods that have been proven to lower stress. Try to opt for those foods instead.

They include:

  • Green leafy vegetables
  • Whole grains
  • Oatmeal
  • Turkey Breast
  • Yogurt
  • Blueberries
  • Salmon
  • Nuts
  • Dark chocolate

5. Exercise

One of the greatest counters to wedding plan stress, and to all kinds of stress in general, is exercise - in all its forms. 

Proven to have positive emotional and psychological effects, any type of physical movement can help you to keep stress at bay.

Take a nice relaxing walk, or attend a dance class, or go for a run and you'll feel those uplifting endorphins surge through your body.

Just be sure to take your engagement ring off before you do!

Wedding Planning Stress Begone!

So, why not give these ideas a go and see what they can do for you?

After all, all you've got to lose is your wedding planning stress.