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How to Fight Off Pre-Wedding Jitters and Look After Your Health

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 Feeling nervous before your wedding day? Pre-wedding jitters are very common for many brides and grooms as marriage is a big, personal decision that should not be taken lightly. Many people wonder about the best ways to stay focused and stay healthy on the days leading up to their wedding. Here are some tips to help you put your best foot forward.

Go For a Walk and Get Some Fresh Air

Exercise is one of the best ways to deal with stress and handle pre-wedding jitters. Exercise can help your body release tension and stretch your muscles and help increase your blood flow. Go for a jog, a bike ride, or try some yoga. Even mild exercise such as a brisk walk can do wonders for your body and your mental outlook.

Drink Plenty of Water

Staying hydrated will not only make your skin look great, but it can also help fight off illness and help you tackle stress. Water helps to lubricate your nose, eyes, and mouth forming a protective barrier for your body. All this extra moisture traps germs and bacteria before they can enter your body. Water also helps to repair damaged cells and rinse away dead cells.

Break Tasks Into Manageable Chunks

When planning a wedding there are a lot of details to manage. If you try to tackle them all at once it can get very overwhelming. Start your planning early and break up all the things you need to do into smaller tasks with timelines of 6 months away, 3 months, 2 months, and a few weeks before.

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Tasks like booking for a wedding catering Toronto planner, or booking your wedding bus rental Toronto services can be taken care of months before, leaving you time to focus on the next items on your list. Crossing big items like catering and transportation off can also help you feel like you are getting things accomplished so you can relax and enjoy your special day. 

Get Plenty of Sleep

Many people find that they have trouble sleeping when they are stressed, but getting enough sleep is very important for your mental health and your physical well being. Sleep helps to fight off the damages of stress and helps your body repair and heal.

Meditation and Relaxation

Finding ways to relax before your big day can help you deal with pre-wedding jitters. Book a massage or manicure in the days before the wedding to pamper yourself and help get rid of tension. Mindful meditation can also help you focus your mind on what is important and helps to quiet anxious voices in your head that add to anxiety.

Talk About Your Feelings

If you are feeling stressed about your upcoming wedding, it helps to talk about your feelings with someone you trust. Sharing your feelings with a friend can help to sort out your anxiety and relieve some of the pressure. It may be that you are feeling unsure about your future spouse or your new role as a married person. It could also be that you are feeling stressed about the wedding.

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Talking through your feelings can help you sort out what is bothering you. And remember, it is always your decision, whatever you decide to do. If you feel more comfortable speaking with a professional, a counsellor at Wendy Limarzi Depression and Relationship Counselling Services is always happy to listen.