You’re excited to plan and you went into the experience full of all of the tenacity and gumption you needed to see it through but as the task list started to grow, and you tried to balance your life, work, and wedding planning, it all started to get a little bit fuzzy.
As a result of trying to wear all the hats and juggle all the things, you start to feel the pressure and suddenly, your wedding is starting to feel more and more like a chore rather than the happy era you were promised!
It's okay, there's a fix and we're going to sort it...together 🙏
YOUR LACK OF SELF-care is manifesting in the form of overwhelm, stress, mood swings & difficulty focusing.
WHAT THIS LOOKS LIKE
Neglecting self-care during your wedding planning can lead to increased stress, burnout, difficulty making decisions, and strain on relationships with loved ones who are helping with the planning process.
It can also impact physical health and well-being, resulting in poor sleep quality, unhealthy eating habits, and a less enjoyable wedding day experience.
HOW IT WORKS
A lack of self-care during planning can have a ripple effect on your life beyond just the big day. Neglecting your physical and emotional needs can lead to burnout, negatively impacting your health and well-being in the long run.
Poor sleep quality or insomnia can make it difficult to stay focused and productive during the day while neglecting nutrition and unhealthy eating habits can leave you feeling sluggish and drained. When you're not taking care of your body, it can be harder to fully enjoy and cherish your wedding day, which is a special and momentous occasion that you'll want to remember for the rest of your life.
SKIPPING YOUR SELF-CARE WILL
LEAD TO BURNOUT
WHAT YOUR WEDDING WELLNESS WEAK SPOT SAYS ABOUT YOU
You're dedicated & hardworking
TELL-TALE SIGNS YOU MAY NEED TO BECOME MORE Consistent WITH YOUR Commitment TO PRIORITISING YOUR SELF-CARE
Losing INTEREST in activities that once brought you joy
feeling like you're dropping the ball on important tasks
When you're feeling stressed and overwhelmed, it's easy to lose touch with the things that make you happy and fulfilled. By making time for yourself, you can reduce stress and improve your overall well-being, so that you can approach your wedding planning with a renewed sense of enthusiasm and energy.
Headaches, muscle tension, or stomach issues such as nausea or indigestion are symptoms to indicate you're not taking care of yourself properly and that you need to slow down. By taking time to rest, eat well, and engage in stress-reducing activities, you can help alleviate these physical symptoms and improve your overall health and wellness.
When you're juggling multiple responsibilities and trying to keep track of a long to-do list, it's easy to feel overwhelmed and stressed. This can make it difficult to focus on the task at hand, leading to forgetfulness, missed deadlines, and a sense that you're not doing a good job.
By setting yourself a promise to be more consistent with your self-care, you'll not only have a more enjoyable experience leading up to the wedding, but you'll also set a foundation for a healthier, happier life together.
You'll learn to recognize your limits, ask for help when you need it, and establish healthy habits that will serve you well as a couple. This can make the transition into married life smoother and more fulfilling, allowing you to enjoy the early stages of your relationship without the burden of stress and burnout.
By committing to enforcing that consistency, you can give yourself the mental and emotional space you need to recharge and refocus so that you can approach your tasks with renewed energy and confidence.
Get enough sleep
Schedule time for hobbies or activities that bring you joy.
Learn to say no and set boundaries with others
Getting enough sleep is important for your physical and mental well-being. It helps you handle stress and make clear decisions. Aim for 7-9 hours of sleep per night, and create a relaxing bedtime routine to wind down.
Scheduling time for hobbies is crucial for self-care during wedding planning. It reduces stress, improves mood, and increases well-being. Set aside weekly time for activities you enjoy to recharge and return to planning with a clearer mind.
Setting boundaries and learning to say no is vital for self-care during wedding planning. It helps prioritize your needs, manage time and energy, and reduce stress. Be clear about your boundaries and communicate them with family and friends.
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THE GOOD news
You don’t need to start from scratch. You already have all the knowledge, skill, and patience you need.
NOW, IT’S JUST ABOUT bringing your blocks to the forefront IT IN A WAY THAT’S EASIER TO navigate AND work within your favour.
MEET THE EXPERT
MARRIAGE MENTOR & SERIALPRENEUR, KNOWN FOR GUIDING DIY BRIDES IN CRAFTING A WILDLY UNIQUE AND MAGICAL WEDDING DAY OF THEIR DREAMS.
Hi, I’m Nikki — founder of the bridal bible that is Wed-in-Bliss, and teddy bear terrier co-parent. Having planned my own lavish winter wedding in 2018, and after mentoring thousands of brides within our communities to build their dream day without overwhelm, it’s safe to say I’ve seen it all.
As brides most of us are so involved in our planning process that we’re simply too close to be able to pinpoint the #1 wedding wellness issue keeping us at a stalemate. (It’s not just you—trust me.) But where many go wrong is that once they’re able to identify the weak spot, they go into overdrive—trying to do everything all at once instead of taking intentional, strategic action in formulating a wellness regime to last far beyond your wedding day. But it can be hard to determine not only the best steps but also how to prioritize them when we're already so busy with the strategy side of planning a wedding.
That’s why my amazing Bridal Retreat coach, Melissa Maxwell, and I have created a brand new free masterclass giving you the proven roadmap to curating a wellness routine that's set up with your weak spot in mind.