Tips on Being Your Best Self For Your Big Day
It takes an immense amount of effort to plan a wedding. There’s a long list of details that need to be decided on prior to the big day in order to make sure that everything is perfect, including the decor, the venue, flowers, place cards, bridesmaid dresses, and more.
There’s so many details, in fact, that it can be easy to overlook one of the most important details of all – you! Your wedding day will be one of the most important days of your life, so it’s essential that you’re looking and feeling your best.
Here are some essential tips to keep in mind in order to look and feel like your best self on your way down the aisle.
Taking time for mental health
With all of the stress that goes into wedding planning and getting ready to say, “I do,” it’s important that you remember to take time for yourself to refresh your mind and manage your mental health. Be mindful of your limitations. If you feel like you’re stretched too thin over too many obligations, take a moment to step back, breathe, and relax.
A fun way to treat yourself before the wedding is to pamper yourself with a spa day. Spas are known to be temporary relaxing retreats from reality, and you can make it more fun by inviting members of your wedding party or your significant other. If you don’t have it in the budget to go to a spa, you can have a DIY spa night at home as well.
Going the extra mile
If there’s a quality about yourself that you feel self-conscious about, your wedding day can be the catalyst to take steps to address it.
For example, if you’re concerned about your weight, your wedding now gives you a concrete reason to find a fitness routine that works for you. This could be hitting the gym, trying out yoga, or fitting in a walk or run during the day. Or, if you’re worried about your hairline, an impending wedding date is a good reason to research solutions, such as a generic hair loss medication like finasteride.
Whatever your insecurity is, go the extra mile and leave it behind before walking down the aisle. You’ll feel more confident, build new healthy habits, and be able to put a fresh foot forward into married life.
Setting a sleep schedule
A regular sleep schedule is shown to improve concentration, productivity, and sociability. Not sleeping enough, on the other hand, is shown to cause increased levels of anxiety and irritability. Stressing out your body and raising your anxiety levels is the last thing you want prior to your wedding, especially as weddings can be stressful enough on their own.
Getting enough sleep every night is easier said than done. Try to optimize your time during the day as much as possible through calendar reminders and alerts to keep yourself from working late. If you struggle to fall asleep, consider cutting out snacks or electronics an hour before bedtime.
Everyone’s body needs a different amount of sleep for optimal function. Sleep apps can help you discover your ideal sleep schedule, or you can do it the old fashioned way and aim for eight hours a night. Either way, getting enough sleep is an important aspect for your health and wellness.
Drinking enough water is a little thing that can make a huge difference. Even just mild dehydration, defined as fluid loss of 1-3%, can impair your energy level, mood, and lead to major reductions in memory and brain performance. It’s important that you’re drinking enough throughout the day to keep your body feeling it’s best. Ideally, you should drink between half an ounce to an ounce of water for each pound that you weigh.
All of the planning in the world likely won’t prepare you for the feeling of looking into your partner’s eyes to say, “I do.” However, remembering to keep your health and wellness in mind will ensure that when the moment arrives, you’ll at least feel like your best self possible.
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