Six Paths to Bridal Sanity
If your brain is buzzing in a thousand different
directions, take a moment, breathe, and try some of
these quick ways to chill out.
Sit on the floor in a warm room, cross-legged, and
place your hands, palm-side up, on your knees. Imagine a
string connected to your spinal cord that goes out the
top of your head, and lifts your upper body toward the
ceiling. Close your eyes.
Line the bathroom counter with your favorite smelly
candles. Run a hot bath, and put some Enya on the
Do something small with your fiancee that has nothing
to do with the wedding. Rent a movie, or give each other
a foot massage. Talk.
Engage your hands in a mindless activity. Chop food
you're preparing to cook, stuff invitations in
envelopes, wash the dishes.
Billy Crystal says he always does 20 pushups the
minute before he goes on stage, because it dispells his
anxiety. Sweat out your stress with a favorite physical
Meditate and Give Thanks
Begin each day with gratitude. Problems and worries
disintegrate when you take a few minutes to be thankful
for what you have.
When it comes to harnessing your mind's energy in
preparation for your wedding, use it, don't lose it!
Catching some Zzzzz the
night before the wedding is essential. It is often
tempting to have a few glasses of champagne to welcome
the big day, but remember you have a long day ahead the
following morning and bloodshot eyes in the photographs
will linger on for ever. Have a warm relaxing bath with
some lavender oils then go to bed Anyway you can always
make up for it on your wedding night!