Preparing for your wedding day can be emotionally and physically exhausting for many brides and couple.
And this period is when many couples forget to take care of our mental, emotional and physical health, or practice self love, even when it's precisely when they need it the most.
You may say you have no time to spare, but we beg to differ! A little dose of self care (which does not take up much time), will likely improve your ability to deal with the stress ahead! Start by reading this article and putting some of these tips into practice immediately after :)
Get Enough Sleep
This seems simple enough, but we know how tempting it is to scroll through Pinterest, Facebook groups, wedding forums late into the night trying to maximize your hours of wedding planning. We say enough! Stop doing that and get your well-deserved beauty sleep - your skin and brain will thank you.
Start A (Simple) Self Care Routine
Again, self care does not take a lot of time. Start by setting aside 10 -15 minutes a day to do something that relaxes you and make an effort NOT to think about any wedding-related tasks during this dedicated period. You can do anything from meditation, having a cup of coffee, a glass of wine, catching up with your fiction book or playing a brainless phone game - anything that takes your mind of THE WEDDING.
Continue Date Nights
When was the last time you went out on a proper date night (no wedding talk) since the engagement? So many couples we know end up spending all their weekends packed chock-full of wedding errands that they end up with no time for themselves. Do not forget why you are getting married in the first place. Put your relationship as a priority, continue to consciously set aside protected time for date nights for you and your partner to take a break from running errands non-stop.
Just Say No
Your schedule is likely to start overwhelming you because there are many wedding tasks to be completed. So it is absolutely important to be mindful about committing to new social activities or commitments during this busy period. Do not feel bad about saying no to that one dinner gathering, or family dinner or after work social event - explain your situation to your friends, family and co-workers and you'll find that everyone is likely to be really understanding.
Eat & Drink Well
This may seem like a no-brainer but many people forget to do so when they are caught up in their busy schedules. Keeping your body healthy in the lead up to the big day is extremely important. Hydrating helps keep the skin well moisturized and glowing. Crash dieting does not work - it is way healthier to stick to a healthy diet and exercise regime. Trust us, you do not want to fall sick because of a diet just before your wedding.
Delegate to your Bridetribe
Your bridesmaids want to help you! Take a deep breathe, let go of the reins and let them. They are your closest and most trusted friends for a reason. Allow them to help you with some wedding tasks instead of trying to do everything your self and you will find a big burden lifted off your mind.
We hope these 6 simple tips will help you kickstart your #selfcare during your wedding planning period. Remember while the big day is definitely a huge milestone to celebrate, it is the journey after that truly matters! Relax and have fun while planning :)