The Bridal Retreat: How a Wedding-Free Mind Can Help You Achieve Wellness
Getting married to the person you love is a dream come true for most people. Growing up, you would imagine it all — the perfect venue, the perfect cake, and of course, the perfect partner to share your life with.
Your wedding day is supposed to be one of the happiest moments of your life. However, most people go through the day feeling more than a little stressed and anxious. Even wedding planning can take a toll on your well-being.
There are cake tastings to schedule, florists to visit, dress fittings to go to, seating charts to draft, and a million other details that will keep you preoccupied and stressed. The stress of wedding planning can sap the joy out of your big day. And no one wants that to happen.
If you find yourself constantly obsessing over the details of your wedding, it’s a sign that you need a break. Here are some ways to take care of yourself amidst the bustle of wedding planning!
Eat Healthy Meals
If you want to shed a few pounds for your wedding day, that’s alright. But do not skip any meals in the hopes of losing weight. Follow a diet if you must, but do not resort to avoiding healthy food altogether. Your body needs all the nourishment it can get to function and keep up with the demands of wedding planning.
A diet rich in whole grains, lean protein, fruits, and vegetables can strengthen your immune system, ward off illnesses and help you lose weight in a healthy way. Also, try to avoid junk food and fast food in the weeks leading up to your wedding. Substitute them with healthy snacks like pretzels or dried fruits.
Nothing can burst your little bubble of stress like some regular exercise. Hit the gym once a week, or take time out of your day to go for walks, or join a local sports team to take your mind off planning.
Yoga can also nurture your body, mind, and spirit and help keep you grounded and centered. If you can’t find a class near you, you can always find instructional videos online and work out from home.
Regular exercise clears your mind and gives you some time to reflect on your needs. The stress of wedding planning becomes easier to manage with an exercise routine.
Get Enough Rest
Healthcare professionals recommend that adults get at least seven hours of sleep each night to remain healthy in the long run. Try not to do any wedding planning for at least an hour before going to bed. It can help you clear your mind of the stress and ease your anxieties. Go to sleep with calm and peaceful thoughts.
Somedays, you may be tempted to forego healthy sleeping habits and stay up late into the night to finalize the guest list or seating arrangement. Do not give in to such temptations and stick to your regular sleeping schedule. Your wedding plans can wait and should not cost you much-needed rest.
Take a Spa Day
You’re allowed to enjoy luxurious self-care treatments for yourself. A spa day can serve as a mini-break from your wedding planning duties. Forget about all the vendors you need to call, the cake flavors you cannot choose between, and the invitations you need to send out. Willfully take your mind off wedding plans and try to relax.
If a spa day doesn’t work for you, then turn to other activities to help you kick back and relax. Get a massage, sleep in and have breakfast in bed, or light some aroma candles and soak in your bath with a glass of wine. Fully immerse yourself in doing whatever brings you peace, comfort, and joy.
It’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of wedding planning. But bear in mind that you do not have to sacrifice your peace and sanity to plan your wedding.
The Bridal Retreat shows newly engaged brides how to successfully experience happy and stress-free wedding planning. Our advisors and coaches offer a holistic wellness experience, where you learn more about wellness, wedding planning, and stress management. Start your bridal journey off the right way with The Bridal Retreat today!