Worried sick? Weddingday planning requires a healthy perspective
um, you can ensure you’ll be in better shape both physically and mentally for the big day.
Also, don’t forget to eat a light meal the morning of your wedding. You’ll need fuel to make it through the ceremony, pictures and up to the cocktail hour.
Sense your cycle. Stress can actually impact a woman’s monthly cycle, affecting everything from the timing of her flow to hormones and pain. While some women plan ahead and use the pill to “schedule” their periods around their weddings, you can’t always ensure how your body will react. Plan instead by having the right tools.
Stop thinking. Taking a day before the event to do anything but think about the wedding can streamline planning and help you get back your focus. Worrying 24/7 can cause physical problems including muscle tension, insomnia, headaches, digestive issues, skin irritation, anger, sadness, or even decreased libido. No matter how fabulous your big day, there’s nothing worse than avoiding intimacy on your wedding night because you’ve worried too much.
Rather than tying the knot with a knot in your stomach, Dr. North says you can de-stress by focusing on what really counts --your health and the health of your relationship.