5 Ways to Handle Wedding Stress
Is wedding planning becoming overwhelming? You’re in good company: According to a recent study, 96% of engaged couples are stressed out about wedding planning. Those respondents also suffered from an average of three or more stress-induced health issues, including skin breakouts, hair loss, insomnia and headaches.
Luckily, there are plenty of ways to fight back against the havoc wedding stress can wreak on your body. Here are a few great ways to de-stress and detox yourself (seriously—do these now!):
1. Work out
One of the best de-stressors is to simply hit the gym. Working out produces stress-battling hormones and endorphins that will help you balance your emotions.
Yoga has become extremely popular for its ability to help yogis de-stress, release physical tension and focus. Practicing yoga can also increase blood flow and energy.
3. Detoxify your diet
While it may be tempting to reach for junk food when you’re stressed, certain healthy foods can help lower your stress levels. For example, green leafy vegetables have been shown to lower depression, the tryptophan in turkey has a calming effect, potassium from bananas regulates blood pressure and the probiotics in yogurt can help regulate emotions.
4. Take a break
Sometimes all you need is a distraction from the headache of wedding planning. Watch a funny video, listen to some music or engage in a fun craft.
5. Spend time with loved ones
Hanging out with good friends or family can reduce your production of cortisol (a stress hormone). And, it’s a good reminder that you have an incredible support system behind you that will help you get through the wedding planning and wedding day!
No matter what you do, don’t neglect your health and sanity while wedding planning. Remind yourself that in the end, no matter what happens, you’ll be officially married and can look back on your wedding planning with grace and humor.
with love & style from: Sandy D. (bridal blogger extraordinaire)
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