5 Top Tips to Looking after your Mental Health when planning your wedding

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5 Top Tips to Looking after your Mental Health when planning your wedding

As May is Mental Health Awareness month and because we know just how stressful planning a wedding can be, we decided to put together a short list of our 5 Top Tips that we hope will help you look after your mental health.
1. Take time out as a couple

Set aside a day, every now and then, where you agree not talk about your wedding plans. This will give your mind a break and can help you stay connected as a couple.
Go on a date or even do something as simple as going for a nice walk or drive together.
Wedding planning can take over everyconversation, especially when your wedding day gets closer, so it’s important to take time out to remember why you are getting married - because you want to spend the rest of your lives together!

2. Meditate

If you find yourself stressing over every tiny wedding detail and worse yet, start to notice these thoughts transferring from day into night through your dreams (more like nightmares!), then you really need to take note of this and make sure you help your mind shut off for a while and meditation can be a great way to relax and unwind.
You don’t even need to sit cross legged and hum. There are amazing resources out there on meditation, including cheap or even free phone apps that you can use, if you feel that meditation is something you would like to try out.
Even just 5 minutes here and there can help you to de-stress!

3. Keep your planning organized

When we started My Scotland Wedding, we really wanted to create a system that would help take some of the stress away from couples planning their wedding. If you don’t feel organized, this can quickly lead to stress and anxiety. By using our free to use tools to plan your wedding, you can easily keep track of what needs done and when you need to do it. Keeping organized can keep stress at bay!
Little things like being able to know exactly where you are with your budget can help.

4. Exercise

Exercise has been shown to release endorphins (the happy hormone) which relieves stress.
While a lot of us really struggle to motivate ourselves to go and do some physical activity, it doesn’t take long for the pain of working out to be replaced with a good feeling within yourself.
Even going for a walk every day will have you feeling ‘better’ in yourself in no time.

5. Talk to someone / Share the load

If you are feeling stressed, anxious or depressed, it is important to confide in someone. Sharing your worries with your partner, friends or family is a great way to offload some of the burden and help you work through them. Sometimes it’s the smallest things that can make us feel overwhelmed!
If you have any wedding-related questions, feel free to post any question in our facebook forum group and we hope that we and others can offer some advice.
If however, you would feel more comfortable talking to someone you don’t know, we have added some contact details below:

Just remember, your wedding day is a celebration of love between you and your partner. We’ve always said that you could gather our family and friends in a shed and we’d still all have a great time and your guests will do all they can to ensure that “you” have a great day too.
We really hope that both our free Wedding Planning Tools and the content we share help you and/your partner keep the stress of planning your wedding to a minimum!

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