There’s no doubt that the days, weeks or even months leading up to your wedding day can be super stressful. There are a thousand one things running through your mind, we get it. But, don’t worry. There are some effective, simple ways to help de-stress before the big day.
1. Get a Massage
Did you know that getting a massage once a week before your wedding can greatly reduce stress? We understand this can get pricey, so even every other week or once a month would be beneficial both physically and mentally. Talk to the therapist about what type of massage is best for you.
2. Practice Yoga
Yoga relaxes the body and mind. It also boosts confidence and overall well being, hence, making for a more relaxed you. For an added bonus, it can help tone your muscles and develop strength. Whether you take a class or practice at home, finding a yoga routine that is right for you is a win-win. Namaste!
To de-stress, meditation is a fantastic option that doesn’t take up too much time. There are tons of apps available so that you can practice at home. There are also meditation classes (often combined with yoga!) if that’s your thing. Just 10 minutes of mental meditation today will help to calm your mind and center yourself.
Of course physical activity is a no brainer. Any type of movement will help clear your head and strengthen your body. Take a walk. Go for a hike. Ride your bike. It doesn’t really matter what you choose, just move your body (ideally at least three times a week) and you are bound to feel better and less stressed.
5, Read a Book
Take a time out during your chaotic planning to have some “you” time. A book is a fantastic way to transport you to another world and get your mind off the big day for a while. Reading at night may provide you that escape you need, as well as a good night’s sleep.
6. Go on a Date
Set aside one night a week, if possible, and have a date night. Go for a romantic dinner, a movie, or just chill at home with some take out and mood candles–the choice is yours. But, as a rule, make sure that the wedding is not the topic of conversation! Date night means spending some quality time together that doesn’t revolve around the big day, and what’s more important than that?