Along with all of the stresses of every day life, planning a wedding adds in even more to worry about! Unfortunately stress is an area of life which is unavoidable, but it can be helped. Be sure to take care of yourself and reduce your stress with these 6 relaxation tips
Soak And Unwind
You've had a long day, so it's time to unwind! Some moody lighting, lavender scented candles and that fabulous bubble bath are all essentials. What could be better?! Let yourself relax with a glass of wine and some soothing music while you just sit back and enjoy your soak. Don't forget your favourite book and a fluffy dressing gown for after!
A Sunny Stroll
A lack of vitamin D in the body can lead to fatigue, a lowered immune system and muscle weakness. Take 30 minutes out of your day to take a little walk in the sunshine or find a beautifully sunny spot to sit and relax. Be sure to have your arms exposed so that you can soak up as much vitamin D as possible. And don't forget that sunscreen!
Get Out And About
Between work, house work and wedding planning, you are probably finding that you spend a lot of time indoors or stuff in one place. It is so important to make sure you have a break from this. Organise a brunch or drinks with your girlfriends and be present in the moment, away from all the worries of normal life. Tip: Take a break from your phones as well and enjoy the time you have with your friends. Make it a game and place your phones in the middle of the table. The first to grab their phone pays for a round of drinks!
Meditation has been proven to promote emotional health, improve focus and of course, reduce stress. Your options for meditation can fit into your everyday schedule and even 20 minutes of meditating a day can be incredibly beneficial. Pick up a book or find an online instructional video to help you find the meditation that works for you. Yoga classes are also a great way to gain the benefits of meditation with the addition of exercising.
It's time to pamper yourself! Head down to your local beauty spa and have a fun day of truly treating yourself. A manicure, pedicure, facial and massage are all amazing options and will let you simply relax and enjoy your day. You'll be feeling like a new woman by the end of it!
It's so easy to get swept up in every day life and forget to enjoy the little things. Find a hobby or an activity you love and make the time for it! Maybe you are a fan of bike riding or rock climbing or want to attend that Tuesday evening art class. Whatever your favourite hobby is, make some time in your schedule for it. Book in a class or activity with friends for a chance to catch up as well.
If you are wanting to bring some of that pampering and relaxation home with you, try out these DIY beauty recipes