Planning a wedding is stressful. It does not take a genius to figure that out. Whether large or small, simple or extravagant, here are some tips to help you take care of your mental health while planning your big day.  

Tip #1: To protect your mental health, prioritize your physical health 

This can be as simple as ensuring that you are getting a proper night’s sleep and three square meals a day. It is suggested that you work some physical activity into your schedule. Consider trying an exercise class you have always been interested in or taking regular walks in your neighborhood.  

Tip #2: When in doubt, talk it out 

Never try to tackle the big day all on your own. You have a team of support behind you your fiancé, your parents, your friends, or your wedding planner. Talking through decisions whether big or small can be extremely beneficial. 

Tip #3: Try meal planning 

Meal planning allows you to have healthy, thoughtful meals in a fraction of the time. Many companies now provide a convenient, nutritious way to achieve this. Try HomeChef, SunBasket, or Green Chef for meals including, vegan, vegetarian, pescitarian, diabetes friendly, gluten-free, and keto options. 

Tip #4: Give back to others 

Take time in your daily life to give back. This can be as small as a “little act of kindness” such as opening the door for someone else, saying thank you, or giving someone a compliment. On a larger scale, you can schedule time to volunteer or give to a local charity. 

Tip #5: Practice Mindfulness 

Stay in the moment. Take time out of your day to acknowledge how far you have come and how you feel. Try taking a break from electronics, trying meditation, and reducing your multitasking to increase mindfulness.  

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