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Passion -> Pressure -> Preparation -> Perfection
DROP THE PRESSURE out of this formula!
Ok, it might be unrealistic to “drop the pressure”…Easier said than done, I know! But how do you at least ease the pressure on your journey to perfection? Unrealistic expectations of everything that has to do with the wedding date will bring you down once your day arrives. So first start off by acknowledging this and slowly try to rid yourself of all expectations and just go with the flow of doing the best that you can. Once you feel stressed out, you are pushing yourself too hard. Be gentle with yourself and the goals you wish to reach before your wedding.
The biggest pressure for brides is to lose weight, and how you will look, from head to toe, on your big day. Altering yourself to fitting the dress you want shouldn’t be #1 on your to-do list. Find a dress that fits you, one you’re comfortable in right now as you try it on! This will alleviate the pressure to drop the weight in an unrealistic amount if time, which just adds more pressure for you soon-to-be-brides to resort to drastic measures of losing weight in unhealthy ways. Don’t be this desperate bride! Set healthy goals and stick to a healthy meal plan if you wish to lose weight or maintain the weight you already are. Remember, slow and steady steps will get you to your destination without feeling exhausted once you arrive.
There’s no doubt that every bride wants to look and feel her best on the big day, but the constant pressure of it all could be too much. During your bridal journey, you might become someone you’re not…someone who worries constantly about their looks and beats herself up internally for not sticking to a certain diet and indulging too much at dinner one night. How many calories are in that? Don’t let your thoughts consume you and gain your healthy perspective back by taking excellent care of yourself so you’re feeling wonderful by the time your day arrives.
***Wedding planning for self-care
You want to look like yourself on the day of your wedding but at your best…your best self. Your perfect day is quickly approaching, and the main goal of every bride in the world is to have the perfect day of beauty. Don’t go for a dramatic change in your look, just take care of yourself, and prepare ahead by making appointments for your hair, makeup, manicure & pedicure, etc.
*Outer beauty is a reflection of inner beauty. Choose good food choices and quality exercise. Eating right and exercising will help you drop those last few pounds without you thinking about it all the time. It will just happen when you practice a healthy lifestyle. This not only will physically benefit you, but will help with your mental and emotional stress.
*Try yoga and meditation! This is a relaxing outlet that will keep you centered. A centered, grounded feeling inside of you will help you focus on what is important.
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