Stressed? 5 Steps to Calm Bridezilla

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Those that say planning a wedding is all fun NEVER planned one.

When planning my own years ago, stress was a HUGE understatement. So much to do. So little time. And trying to balance every day life on top of it all seemed impossible.

But I don’t have to tell you all about the stress of Bride life. If you’re reading this, I’m guessing you’re in deep!

Have you ever noticed it’s little things that can set you off? You’re probably wondering with everything on your plate if it’s even possible to quiet the inner Bridezilla that threatens to rear her ugly head at every turn?

Take a break, grab a coffee and keep reading girl, because today I’m going to share the 5 steps to calm Bridezilla!

STEP 1- OWN IT

The 1st step is to give yourself permission to be stressed. Know this: It’s ok to be overwhelmed. It’s ok to feel like you’re doing everything alone. Sometimes we expect more from ourselves than what we would of anyone else in the same situation.

STEP 2- PICK YOUR BATTLES

Planning a wedding isn’t just physically exhausting, it also takes a toll on you mentally. This is why the little things can seem like the last straw.

When you feel you’re nearing your breaking point, ask yourself if what you’re worrying about will be an issue a few months down the road. If not, let it go for now. Put it on a shelf to revisit later.

STEP 3- GET YOUR REST

I know, I know! Easier said than done, right?

But here’s the problem. When you don’t get enough sleep, the work you do won’t be as sharp as it could be if you got enough sleep. You’ll know right away you could do better, and that’s what will stress you out. Think of sleep as food for the brain. The more you get, the more satisfied you’ll be.

STEP 4- AVOID THE FAMILY DRAMA

This step is a lot like step 2, however, family issues are much more delicate than every day battles you face, and cause undue stress.

There’s something about a wedding that brings out petty family drama. You would think family members would understand there’s a time and a place, and now isn’t the time! But, we don’t live in a perfect world, so knowing what to do should issues arise such as who will attend the wedding and who will sit next to who.

If family drama is a concern, have a conversation with both families in the early planning stages. Ask them to remember they are adults, and you expect them to behave as such. Tell them they need to put the 2 of you first on your wedding day and leave their issues at home.

STEP 5- DO YOU

Take time to regularly unplug from social media and the outside world. Take extra care of yourself by having a massage, talking a hike, or by taking a day trip to the beach. Taking regular breaks like these will clear your head, help you relax and help you to be better focused when it’s time to continue planning.

I’d love to hear your thoughts? What things do you do to Calm your Inner Bridezilla?