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Top five ways to de-stress before your wedding day

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Take a breather. As your wedding day approaches and the to-do list grows, schedule a little down time for yourself.

Take a breather. As your wedding day approaches and the to-do list grows, schedule a little down time for yourself. Get a massage, go to a yoga class, read a book, or meditate a few minutes every day – anything that encourages deep breathing and relaxation. You’ll be more efficient, focused, and relaxed when you resume your wedding day planning.

Maintain healthy habits. Whenever we’re stressed, we tend to throw healthy habits out the window. We drink too much coffee, abandon our exercise routine, and grab quick, convenience foods on the go. All the caffeine and sugar leaves us feeling more tired and depleted in the end. Instead, fill up on water and fresh fruits and veggies, and make exercise a priority.

Schedule a date night. The romance that should be part of the engagement experience is quickly replaced by stressful decision-making as the wedding day nears. Take a time out from all the wedding talk and just go out and have some fun together as a couple.

Get outside. Experts say spending time in the great outdoors is an instant stress-reliever. Even if you can just find time for a ten-minute walk around your neighborhood or workplace, the fresh air will clear your head and leave you feeling refreshed and energized.

Laugh. Watch a funny movie, find a friend who makes you laugh, or grab a light-hearted book. It’s easy to get mentally bogged down in wedding day details and decision-making, and a good laugh is the best way to quickly bring yourself out of it. Remember, this should be a joyful time in your life, so be sure to keep your head above the clouds.

~Amanda Kuhnert

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