Spring is here which means wedding season has begun. Are you getting married, planning a wedding and filled with dread and anxiety? Are you wondering what you’ve gotten yourself in to? If you’re having trouble sleeping, eating too much or too little, have difficulty concentrating, are short-tempered and on edge most of the time, you’re probably suffering from pre-wedding jitters. Although this is to be expected, there are steps you can take to calm yourself down.
Calming your pre-wedding nerves:
- Spend fun, relaxing, romantic time with your fiancé without talking about the wedding.
- Consult with friends and family who have already experienced this.
- Designate one night a week where discussion of the wedding is off limits.
- Look at photos of happy times with your fiancé.
- Talk to your fiancé about specific concerns you might have regarding the marriage.
- Let others, especially your fiancé, support and nurture you.
- Practice relaxation techniques.
- Talk about your feelings.
- See an individual or couple’s therapist if you feel you need additional support.
Some of the best and most memorable weddings are ones that didn’t go exactly as planned. It isn’t a sign that the marriage will fail, it’s just life. Laugh about it, brush it off and enjoy your day!
To read the complete article, please visit my blog at Psychology Today which can be found at: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/life-without-anxiety/201803/calming-pre-wedding-jitters