As all the brides-to-be prep for their D-Day, it is essential for them to not lose sight of the stress and anxiety that comes along. Keeping up with non-negotiable pre-wedding ceremonies and rituals can be truly exhausting. It can make you lose sleep and seriously affect your mental well-being. Having that fairytale nuptial could be your dream! However, you should not let all the pre-wedding jitters ruin your wedding day. We know you don’t wish to turn into a bridezilla, so you must take your time to unwind and not let the pre-wedding blues affect your peace and sanity.
Health Shots got in touch with Dr Kamna Chhibber, Clinical Psychologist, and head of the department of mental health and behavioural sciences at Fortis Healthcare to understand how can brides keep their pre-wedding stress at bay.
Tips for brides-to-be to keep the wedding stress away
Listen up, brides! Your D-day should be about you and not the stress. Here’s how to be happy.
1. Don’t lose sight of the positives
You should not forget to recognize and remember the little joys during this time. You should continue moving on and looking forward to an amazing new chapter of your life. Dr Chhibber suggests, “Look at the positive experiences and the joy and pleasure of what you are doing. Focus on the goodness of life you are going to create.”
2. Savour the company of your family and friends
The wedding season unites your loved ones together. Dr. Chhibber recommends relishing the company of friends and family members and sharing these memorable experiences and time with them. There is nothing better than having your loved ones around, so you should make the most of these moments.
3. Stop paying heed to petty issues
“No matter how perfect you want the time to be, small problems in life will always crop up regardless of your persistent efforts. The more attention you will give them, the more magnified they become,” says Dr. Chhibber. Keep your focus only on the joyful moments.
4. Focus on things you can control
The buzz of wedding season brings along matters that might not be under your control. During those times, it is important to shift yourself to a more positive outlook and look at aspects that are under your control. Swiftly direct your attention towards them.
5. Take regular breaks from work
You cannot brush your responsibilities aside. However, you should take regular breaks from all the work you need to do during this period. Pace yourself and balance out multiple elements you need to look at.
6. Lean on your support system
Whenever you sense your mental health going astray, Dr Chhibber suggests utilizing your support system. Seek their help and support as and when needed.
7. Make time for yourself
You must ensure curating and carving out time for yourself to be able to unwind and just disconnect from everything you need to do so you can rejuvenate your mind and soul.