How to Manage Wedding Stress
Keep Calm and Marry On!When you are knee-deep in wedding planning stress, it's easy to resort to unhealthy behaviors, like emotional overeating or guzzling a bottle of wine. The trouble is, these things will leave you feeling lousy and probably more stressed than before you started! At BestWeddingNJ.com, we offer up healthy tips for Managing Wedding Stress below:
Tips For Managing Wedding StressChange Your Toxic Thought Patterns
Attitudes such as, "I must be competent in every situation," are unrealistic. Sometimes brides & grooms do not have conscious thoughts like this, but upon examination of stressful behavior and attitude, find they are holding themselves to a standard of absolute perfection. If these standards are not met, they set themselves for failure and they can often feel like failures.
Practice Self-Care TechniquesWhile wedding planning, accept and meet your physical and emotional needs for exercise, rest, good nutrition and recreation. Nuture and nourish your body as well as your mind. Know your own physical limits and requirements and make them a priority. Be realistic on how to acomplish your wedding planning goals.
Develop a Sense of Self-WorthThere are two elements of our self-worth: an unconditional "no matter what" element, and a conditional "I must prove my self-worth by my accomplishments and approval of others or your own high ideals for your wedding. Wanting others to approve of you is not unhealthy however; often too much emphasis is placed on this. Develop a sense of self-worth that is not primarily dependent upon the success of your wedding achievements, or the opinions of others.
Balance Your Inner Critics' VoicesA healthy sense of self-worth helps balance inner critical voices. When their is an internal balance between self-worth and criticism, one often regards outside disapproval as a learning opportunity and a healthy challenge, despite unpleasantness. One does not need to take a defensive posture, which is characterized by denying and attacking. Reduce your wedding stress and try on accepting imperfection, those so-called "failures," and mistakes in yourself and others without excessive anxiety.
Welcome Your Feelings - Good Bad and Otherwise
Sometimes, the best couples can do with unpleasant feelings is to acknowledge them and accept them. Many times people deny their feelings, criticize themselves for feeling a certain way, and become defensive. This also makes it difficult to accept and knowledge the feelings of others. Unpleasant feelings are normal and unavoidable, and are exacerbated when not allowed to be exposed. Try on coping better with wedding stress by taking a deep breath, and then coping with the so-called, "bad" feelings.
Develop Good, Warm Supportive Relationhips
Establishing good relationships with people - your husband, wife, families, friends, wedding vendors - can reduce wedding planning stress imensely. Anyone who wants to develop a deep, mutually supporting relationship must take time to work on it. Make a commitment to another person! To reduce your wedding stress, develop compassion, use self-disclosure, and express and deal with your feelings and emotions.
Only by fostering wellness concepts in ourselves can we achieve less wedding stress and a better balance in our lives and be emotionally open and available to others.
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