Weddings are supposed to be exciting, so don't let the planning ruin your fun! Set aside stress with these ten tips for avoiding that famous pre-wedding burnout:
Create a Schedule
Planning the wedding without professional help? Invest in a planner or calendar to note those important dates and tasks. Set deadlines and keep track of your wedding progress to relieve stress. Seeing all that you've accomplished will put your mind at ease along the way.
Take Regular Breaks
While it's easy to get caught up in your big day, don't forget to take some time for yourself. If you need a distraction, do something non-wedding related with family or friends.
Hire a Wedding Planner
Wedding planning can be a long and daunting task. Hire a wedding planner to reduce your workload. Not only do you get professional help, you get a friend to confide in along the way.
Lean on Friends and Family
While it might be your big day, that doesn't mean you have to do everything alone. Lean on friends and family for support when you're feeling stressed. There's no shame in asking for help when you need it.
Avoid Social Media
Despite the inspiration it offers, social media can have a negative effect on your mood. Avoiding social media means less chance of procrastination. It also means you're less likely to start comparing your day to others.
Turn to Exercise
Attending the gym or going for a run is a great way to clear your thoughts. Research indicates that exercise helps improve mood and reduce anxiety. Taking care of yourself is a top priority during any task.
Spend Time with Your Partner
Wedding planning consumes your day-to-day life, so it's important to make time for your significant other. Remind yourself that all your work is worth it. Go on a romantic date and forget all about your worries.
Knowing what has to be done means you can set aside enough time to accomplish each task. Don't leave things to the last minute. Try organizing tasks by priority and checking them off your list.
Seek Medical Guidance
When the stress becomes too much, try speaking with a medical professional. Stress can overwhelm your body and leave you feeling ill and restless. Your doctor can check your blood pressure and provide you with techniques to reduce stress.
Get Plenty of Sleep
Make sure you're getting plenty of rest. Planning a wedding is exhausting enough without losing sleep. Revisit those difficult tasks with renewed energy.
Let The Pros Help You!!
Lean on the vendors you've hired to help you with questions and referrals. Don't think that you're in this alone, we're here to help!