Whether your wedding is just around the corner or you’re in the thick of planning for later this year, it’s so important to remember take care of your health. Here we share some top tips for staying well this winter…
If you’re in the midst of wedding planning this winter, you’re probably close to pushing your immune system to the limit. Sure, the craziness of the Christmas season is now behind you, but you still have so many tasks on your list and you’re trying to complete all of them while combating the cold weather and staying healthy.
During busy times like this, self-care is the one task that is most often neglected. It’s always good to have a reminder to take care of yourself even though it seems like you’ll never have time. Here are a few easy tips that can have a big impact on your winter health!
Get Some Sleep
Though it sounds simple, this is the most important step to feeling your best. Checking things off your wedding to-do list can easily become something that causes you to stay up much later than you should. Cutting back on the amount of hours you sleep at night will make you sluggish and much less productive when it comes to wedding planning the next day! Avoid that awful “why did I stay up so late” feeling by keeping an ideal bedtime in mind, telling yourself that even if you haven’t yet accomplished everything on your list, you eventually will.
Drink Lots of Water
Drinking water is one of the easiest things to incorporate into your daily routine. Many experience effects of poor hydration in the winter time without even knowing it – like dried out hair, cracked skin, or cold sores – all things you should probably try to avoid in the lead up to your wedding! Drinking more water will prevent these ailments from coming your way during the colder months. On top of that, moisturizing your skin with a medicated lotion or taking a cold sore medication can be a quick and easy fix for the pain. Adding more water into your daily intake will also energize you, encourage better concentration and boost your immune system, all of which are essential to getting things done. This, together with a good night’s sleep, can help you push through any kind of wedding stress!
Take a Day Off
This one might seem impossible, however it can be done! It’s all too easy to get lost in the stress of the planning process and feel burned out. Too much stress can have serious consequences including mental health issues and eating disorders. This is why taking time off is crucial. Even if you can’t bring yourself to do nothing but rest for an entire day, try taking a half-day off from work to unwind or focus on some of your hobbies. You may just find it to be exactly what you need in order to find some balance during this stressful time.
Most importantly, don’t forget that your wedding is about you. So planning it should be something that makes you happy and excited. Regardless of the cold weather, the love and attention to put into the planning process will show through on the big day; filling you, your partner, and your guests with warmth and happiness.
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