Planning a wedding is so much fun and can be very stressful at times too, but add in these unprecedented times of the Coronavirus…I can’t imagine how couples are feeling. While we navigate the uncertainty of this new path, it’s important to take care of you and remember that at the end of the day, you will be marrying the one you love (even if it’s not what you quite planned) and that is the most important thing. Below is a great article from The Knot about postponing your wedding, should it come to that. The most important being although we have bigger issues surrounding us, it okay to grieve and be disappointed about your wedding plans changing.
However, I also want to share some quick wellness tips to help you stay positive during this time.
When the world around you feels uncertain, your daily habits are the way to feel centered. Below are a few tips to help you feel grounded as we navigate this time of uncertainty.
1. Write down 5 things that you’re grateful for each day.
If you haven’t started a gratitude journal, now more then ever is the perfect time. It helps ease anxiety and helps you find the good throughout your day.
2. Move Your Body!
Because THIS is what YOU are in control of! When you move your body, you change your mind. Not for the sake of how you look but because of how it will make you feel. If you prefer to stay at home to workout, check out Yoga with Adrienne. Her latest videos are called the 30 day Home challenge on YouTube. It really helps with breathing too.
3. Drink. all. the. water.
Keep your body healthy and hydrated.
4. Filter your income of news and media.
Turn on the TV to get the updates and turn it off once you’ve heard the information you need to hear. Or, better yet, choose to read an article and then hop off the internet.
5. Take a break from social media.
Whether you realize it or not, it is part of the consumption. It’s okay to step away.
6. Take time to have a date night at home.
Cozy up, watch a movie, play a card game, cook dinner at home, give massages. The focus is all on you two!
7. Spend time with your pet.
Are you working from home these days? Your pet(s) will appreciate your presence.
8. Remember that you are not alone.
Write your grandparents a letter, FaceTime your best friend, or if able, see how you can help someone in need. We will get through this together.
Prioritize taking care of you during this time and lean into your wedding vendors for advice and positive guidance. I’m thinking of you!