Beat the post-wedding blues with some sweet pick-me-ups. When it comes to getting hitched, you might get depressed after a year of planning is over. Simply put, you’ll have a lot of spare time on your hands. Don’t get discouraged. Below are some amazing ways to move from wedding to post wedding bliss!
Be Prepared For Your New Life
One thing a lot of brides comment on is the fact that they went from a wedding surrounded by the love of family and friends straight into a honeymoon with just their new husband. Mentally prepare yourself for jetting off and being alone. Be sure to plan activities that get you around other people the first day away. Maybe book a night out dancing, or take a dance class on your cruise, something interactive so you don’t miss the sensation of being around others.
Just as important, you are married to this person, and your honeymoon is all about the two of you getting intimate. Mentally reminding yourself that you are transitioning into a new phase of life will help you enjoy your alone time.
Enjoy One Another Post Wedding
If you start to get depressed about it all being over, talk to your partner. Communication is key in any relationship. Before you get married, you might even want to talk about how you can help one another with a little pick-me-up.
Spice Things Up
One of the best pick-me-ups for the blues is to have sex. Yep. I said it. Go at it. You just got married. The two of you should be exploring and mastering intimacy in ways that are unimaginable to people who aren’t married. Try tantric breathing exercises to destress and take your orgasms to a whole new level.
Create New Happy Moments
It’s okay to relive your wedding in photographs and videography, but if you find yourself constantly doing this with a box of tissues–you need to get up and get out. Make plans to do something with your spouse. Whether you create a particular night for date night each week or schedule a cooking class, maybe even do yoga together or go for a run once a week, you need to create new happy moments.
Do Some Spring Cleaning
If you have a Pinterest full of wedding themes, delete it. Same goes for facebook likes, Twitter, and Instagram. As for you phone, delete all vendor numbers and contact information. This will give you a huge mental release and help you feel much freer. Although it’s a little pick-me-up, if you have sex afterwards, you’ll feel genuinely liberated! What? You just got married. Live a little. *wink, wink.
Change Your Name
If you were planning to change your name after marriage, this is the best time to get cracking on the chore that is name changing. There are a lot of things to do and know depending on where you are and what country you live in. It can take some time, so get all of your ducks in a row! I hear great things about the Newlywed Name Change Kit for Bride & Groom, and the new Change My Name app looks like it has a great interface to work with!