10 Ways To Cope With Wedding StressJune 8, 2017
Your wedding day will be one of the happiest days of your life; but the days and weeks leading up to it can be one of the most stressful periods of your life. A certain amount of stress is good for us; it brings on the body’s fight or flight response which helps to boost brainpower, motivates you to succeed, makes you more resilient, and increases your immunity all in the short term. However, when stress becomes chronic and prolonged it can start to have a detrimental effect on your physical and mental health.
When you’re juggling wedding planning with your existing work and home commitments, as well as trying to maintain some semblance of a social life, it’s only natural that you’ll eventually start to feel like everything is getting on top of you.
If you recognise the signs of stress early enough you can start to make changes to help you feel more in control of things. Here’s what to look out for...
Mental and emotional signs of stress...
- Low confidence
- Trouble concentrating
- Racing thoughts
- Trouble relaxing
Physical and behavioural signs of stress...
- Sleep problems
- Aches and pains
- Drinking/smoking excessively
- Digestive difficulties
If you recognise that you’re suffering with some of these key signs of stress, it’s time to do something about it before things get any worse. Many people use their hen or stag party to let their hair down and relax, but why leave it so long before you deal with your wedding stress?
We’ve put together this useful infographic featuring ten ways you can cope with, and alleviate, your wedding stress.