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Cold feet - also known as pre-wedding jitters - is very common for brides-to-be. Whether you've been dreaming about your big day since you were a little girl, or you put very little thought into preparing it, there's a chance you might be feeling nervous about it. Here are a few fast-acting tips that you can do and see results almost immediately.
1. Scent to calm
Scents can do wonders for your well-being because certain aromas have a way of making a positive impact in stress relief. Having trouble falling asleep? Try lavender to put you in a better, deeper sleep. If you're looking for a little pick-me-up, try sniffing citrus scents like lemon or orange to boost your energy and alertness.
Exercise is a true stress reliever because being active will pump up your endorphins – the feel-good hormones. Exercise will also distract you from daily worries.
3. Talk yourself out
Don't shut yourself out because talking to others about the stress is good to maintain your perspective. Talk to some friends or family. You could also try journaling for a safer alternative to express the emotions.
4. Eat right
There's no reason why a bride-to-be should not have proper meals. Eating regular, balanced and moderate meals helps maintaining your stress. Avoid excess sugar, caffeine, and alcohol because those temporary relaxing effect cause your system to crash.
It will help yourself a lot if you expel the OCD Bridezilla in you and let them help. Wedding is a major endeavor. You can't handle everything by yourself, so you must delegate some errands to friends and family.
6. Get pampered
From a spa to the comfort of your own bath room for a nice warm bubble bath, you deserve to get pampered more than you know. It maintains your well-being and melts the stress away.
7. Expect the unexpected
You should always be prepared for something unexpected. Get yourself ready with a calm mind because any problem can easily resolve with a clear, calm mind.