Your wedding day will be one of the most memorable and happiest days of your life. However, the period leading up to the big day can be one of the most stressful times of your life. A small amount of stress is good for us as it triggers the fight or flight response and helps us to get things done by boosting brain power, making you more resilient, and increasing your immunity in the short term. If stress becomes a more long-term thing, it can begin to have a detrimental effect on your mental and physical wellbeing.
Unfortunately, when you’re planning your wedding you can’t just neglect your existing work, social, and home life commitments; so it’s inevitable that eventually things will feel like they’re getting on top of you.
Learning to recognise the signs of stress early on can help you to make the necessary changes to your planning schedule and ask for help from friends and family where possible. If you notice that you’re feeling more irritable, anxious and worried than you used to, or you’re having trouble relaxing, these are good indicators of stress. Physical symptoms can include headaches, sleep problems, a change to your usual eating pattern, and digestive difficulties.
If any of these symptoms sounds familiar to you, it’s likely that you’re suffering with stress. This handy infographic has been created by MadMax Adventures, and features ten great ways you can cope with your pre-wedding stress.