Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Tuesday Tip: Relieving the Stress - Part II

In part one we took a serious look at some common reasons we stress during the wedding planning process.  This week, we lighten the discussion with a few great stress relievers.  Below are 5 ways to bust up stress and relax. Consider some or even all of these if you're looking for a way to escape wedding planning even if only for a day or two.

Meditation and Relaxation
"Peace has to be created in order to be maintained" is what I believe and live by.  Spending even a few minutes in meditation can restore your calm and inner peace.  Considered a type of mind-body complementary medicine, meditation produces a deep state of relaxation and a tranquil mind. During meditation, you focus your attention and eliminate the stream of jumbled thoughts that may be crowding your mind and causing you stress.

Random Acts of Kindness
"Give Without Remembering - Receive Without Forgetting".  People who are kind are generally happier!  By helping others, you are likely to take the attention off of yourself and the stress of your world.  In addition, helping others can enhance feelings of joyfulness, emotional resilience and optimism.

Enjoy a Spa Day
"Self Care is the Best Care".  If you're aren't good to yourself, how do you expect to be good to others?  When the cares of the world, or in this instance wedding planning, get to you - take time to be selfish!  A spa day can be as simple as a mani/pedi or as extensive as massages, facials, hot yoga and/or a drive through the country.  Whatever you decide be sure you're able to clear your mind and have peaceful thoughts. 

Cut out stimulants such as coffee, soda, etc
"Strong hope is a much greater stimulant of life than any realized joy could be".  As an advocate for fasting, this is the perfect way to clean your body and your mind.  Commit to a fast even if it's only for three days, you'll have clearer thoughts and your body will thank you :)

"There are certain things that make me relax, like writing in my journal. That's the only time that I'm relaxing.  It's the only time I really get to examine myself".  I can imagine that during the planning of your wedding you've been bombarded with thoughts.  Some worth sharing with others and some that are just for you.  Keep a journal near your nightstand or in your purse so that when random thoughts enter your mind you have a place to write them down. 

It's YOUR wedding - find and create a peaceful space then maintain it!

"Love and Laughter"
Sharon Patrice Simply Perfect Peace Events, Inc. and Designs by Shay, the Blog "My Journey, My Way, My LIFESTYLE ~ Celebrating Love, Laughter and Everything in Between..." You or your brand interested in a review? Getting married or having a social event and need assistance? Email Me For All Your Event Planning Needs.

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