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Four Tips For Dealing with Pre-Wedding Jitters

It is incredibly normal for couples to be feeling jittery in the weeks leading up to their wedding. Weddings are huge events filled with people you love and people you can’t afford not to invite. They are fantastic for sharing your joy with everyone you care for, but they’re also incredibly stressful.

This kind of stress can lead to not getting enough sleep, which makes everything else even more stressful. You don’t want to show up to your wedding with giant bags under your eyes, either. With that in mind, here are four ways that you can help yourself to deal with stress without taking too much time out of your day.

Meditate

Meditation is a skill that takes a little bit of practice to learn, but it’s totally worth it in the long run. Focusing on the moment that is in front of you is great for putting aside the smaller issues that are stressing you out. You can use the image of your wedding cake or bouquet as a calming image to meditate on.

Talk About What’s Bothering You

If there is something in particular that is bothering you, talk about it with somebody. If it’s something that’s fixable, maybe you can come up with a way that you can fix the problem without stepping on toes. Even if it’s not fixable, it can help to vent to somebody. One of the perks of getting married is that you have that person ready to listen to you vent right there beside you. Talk to your partner about it, even if there’s nothing they can do about it.

If you can’t talk about what’s bothering you, try writing it down. You can use a journal as a working to do list to make sure that you don’t forget something the next day or as a diary write about how you’re feeling. I recommend ending your journal entry with a list of things that you are excited about for your upcoming wedding or for life in general. That will help you sleep a little bit happier at night.

Make Your Sleep Space More Comfortable

If you are struggling to get to sleep at night, it might be time to replace your mattress. If your mattress is more than 8 years old, it’s time to go shopping for a new one.

If you are still feeling anxious while you count sheep, try adding a weighted blanket to your bed. It makes you feel like you’re being hugged, without all the additional body heat.

Try Some Exercise

You don’t want to hype up your adrenaline right before bed, but a little bit of yoga or a light jog will give you the endorphin boost that you need and also help you sleep better.

If you want to meditate, yoga is a great way to build that time into your routine and not feel like you’re sitting around doing nothing. It’s also been found to help you sleep longer and better.


Thanks to our Guest Blogger, Sarah Johnson, for this awesome and very informative post. Make sure to check out her company, TUCK!


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