7 WAYS TO DE-STRESS BEFORE THE WEDDING DAY
As wonderful as your big day — and the days leading up to it — will be, it might also be a bit stressful. It’s essential to find time to wind down, destress and relax so that you look and feel your best when you walk down the aisle.
GET PLENTY OF SLEEP
Wedding worries can lead to a lack of sleep, which is bad for your health. Poor sleep can make you moody, irritable and lacking in concentration. To ensure you dream of your honeymoon, not seating plans, aim to get around eight hours of sleep every night.
DO FUN THINGS WITH YOUR PARTNER
Find things that aren’t about the wedding – be it a film night, weekend bike ride or day out somewhere.
AND HANG OUT WITH YOUR MATES…
Spending some time with your close friends is a great way to de-stress and unwind – whether it’s evening drinks, a meal out somewhere or just a quick chat on the phone…
REDUCE YOUR TIME ON SOCIAL MEDIA
Do you think you spend too long on Facebook and Twitter? You don’t have to come off them completely, but reducing your social media activity could well be beneficial – research links frequent internet and social media use to higher levels of stress.
DO SOME EXERCISE
Exercise is a bona-fide stress buster. Getting that blood pumping is one of the best ways to improve your wellbeing. If you’re not currently keeping fit, start by trying to do at least 150 minutes of physical activity each week. This could be anything from walking to work, going for a run, riding a bike, or a spot of gardening and DIY.
Amid the hustle and bustle of wedding planning, it’s easy to forget about yourself. Whether you treat yourself to a spa day, book a day off work and do nothing or just pamper yourself, make sure you make some time just for you.
Smiling is good for you, with studies showing that flashing a smile can reduce stress-enhancing hormones while boosting mood-enhancing ones. Think about your big day and all that’s to come afterwards. It’ll all be worth it!