7 Habits to Adopt Before Your Wedding
You’ve finally written out the save the date cards, have booked your wedding location and honeymoon venues, and have started the countdown to the big event. Before your wedding day arrives, you have time to adopt 7 habits that will boost your well-being and happiness.
Be Grateful For What You’ve Got
If you don’t already show gratitude on a daily basis, make this your first new habit to adopt. On waking up, give thanks to the Universe for all of the opportunities that the new day will bring. Give thanks for the people in your life, your home, your job, and everything that you love and value. You don’t have to speak the words out loud. Saying them to yourself is perfectly OK.
You can also show gratitude by keeping a journal of your thoughts. Get into the habit of noting everything that you’re grateful for at the end of each day. This reflective habit will boost your sense of good fortune and well-being, and will amplify the good things that are coming your way.
Practice A Little Self-Loving
Planning a wedding can have a detrimental effect on your stress levels and energy. Daily meditation can help you to let go of worries and to become more fully present in the moment. You can get into your meditation zone whenever you need some quality time for yourself. This daily self-love ritual will teach you how to clear your mind and remain calm and centered, no matter what is going on around you.
Download a meditation app on your mobile phone and regularly take 10 minutes of time out. You can practice meditation anywhere at anytime and you don’t need anything to do it. If it helps you get into the right mindset, meditate whilst thinking about your perfect wedding day.
Treat Your Body Like A Temple
It’s natural to want to look fabulous on your wedding day. Cultivating a positive body image starts from within. Making a few lifestyle and dietary changes doesn’t have to be all about sacrifice though. When you view your body like a sacred temple, adopting healthier eating and exercising habits is no longer a chore.
Avoid extreme diets that leave you feeling hungry all the time and depleted of energy. Ease up on the carbs and incorporate more protein into your meals. Upping the superfoods intake is also a great idea. Try yogurt and berries for breakfast, legumes like kidney, red or black beans and peas in hearty soups for lunch, and fish and leafy greens or cruciferous veggies for supper.
Don’t forget to show your physical body the same amount of self-love and self-care. Invest in quality products for your skin, hair and nails and treat yourself to an indulgent home spa experience every week.
Take Up Some Healthy Habits
To support your positive mindset, take up some new healthy habits. Ensure that your skin is clear and blemish free for your wedding day, by taking a break from wearing makeup every day. Cleanse and exfoliate, and let your skin breathe. Moisturize well to keep it your skin soft, supple and hydrated.
Drinking more water not only improves the appearance and feel of your skin, it also fills you up so that you’re less hungry. This new habit can help you moderate your habitual snacking, and help you to tone your body.
Improve your posture and flexibility by working on your core strength with yoga. Tweaking your posture will enhance how gorgeous you look in your wedding dress.
Surround Yourself With Positivity
As you work your way through your wedding checklist, and get closer to your wedding day, your stress levels are likely to elevate. Maintaining a positive outlook will keep you feeling happy, regardless of little hiccups you may have to deal with. Switch off from negativity by surrounding yourself with upbeat people who know how to see the positive in every situation.
Indulge in quality downtime with your best friends for company. Watch feelgood movies, have plenty of hugs, practice your dance moves, and do whatever puts a big smile on your face.
Get Plenty Of Sleep
Give your mind, body and spirit the rest that they deserve and need by getting plenty of sleep. Before you go to bed, practice stretching, or do a few yoga poses to de-stress. The routine of getting up and going to bed at the same time every day will help you sleep better and also improve your cognitive performance. For a healthy and energized body, aim for 7-9 hours of sleep every day. You’ll wake up feeling happy and raring to go!
Celebrate Your Amazingness
As you prepare for married life, it’s worth taking the time to embrace your perceived flaws and to celebrate your sheer perfection. You’re getting married! So it’s obvious that your intended already knows how fabulous you are. Reminding yourself from time to time is a good idea.
Learn to see yourself as far more than the reflection in the mirror. When you love and accept yourself, you attract others who see your value and worth too. Celebrate who you are, and be the best you can be.
By adopting new habits the journey from engagement to wedding planning, to walking down the aisle on your wedding day, will be stress-free, enjoyable and ecstatically happy. Post the save the date cards, tick off the next completed chore on your wedding checklist, maintain your new habits, and get ready for your big day!