Let’s face it – most brides and grooms going into their wedding day feel a lot of nerves and are prone to anxiety attacks. It’s a stressful time! Anxiety is one of those things that we all have to deal with. The difference for some people is that it has a bigger physical and emotional impact than it does for others. Managing the anxiety levels you face on a daily basis can severely change the amount of time you spend dealing with your anxiety symptoms. This guide is meant to provide a few good tips to allow you to cope with stress and by no means definitive mental health advice, for that please seek a licensed therapist or even consult with your primary care physician.
Focus your attention on the place where the anxiety is stemming from. You may feel this physically, and concentrating on it can reduce or eliminate it completely. If your attention starts to stray, just refocus yourself back to the place that is causing you anxiety for several minutes. If you do not put some type of positive interaction in between you and your anxiety, it will continue to grow. No matter what you decide to do, when an anxiety attack occurs, try remaining positive about everything that goes through your mind. When something negative occurs, turn it into something positive.
Becoming a busybody is a great way to get your anxiety levels back under control. Sitting around for the whole day causes you to think about your anxiety more. Simple things, such as cleaning the house or washing your car can really help. Stay busy; the more you have to do, the less time you will have to think about what might be bothering you in your life. You will be able to then set some time aside to figure out your issues, without constantly having to worry about them throughout the day.
Exercise is a great way to reduce your anxiety. When you work up a sweat at the gym or outdoors you just feel better about yourself. The more you get in shape, the less anxiety you’re prone to have as well. Consult with a doctor to see if your body can take some exercise, and then, get to it. Educate yourself on different types of beverages that can help you cope with anxiety. Some people report that chamomile tea is perfect for de-stressing. Try that kind of tea and see if it helps you de-stress.
If you start to have an anxiety attack while you are trying to sleep, respond immediately. Getting up and moving around, drinking a glass of water, eating an apple, or watching some television can help. Walking and moving around will make you feel tired and read for a good night of sleep. Learn to feel the anxiety in your body. Focus on where it is located, such as a tight chest feeling, and stay focused on it until the feeling dissolves. This may seem difficult at first, but with just a bit of practice you will be able to release anxious feelings within seconds or a few minutes.
Just follow some of the tips in this article and you would be surprised how quickly your mind will adapt. Remember, the wedding is a joyous occasion where you are celebrating your love and should not be looked at with dread. Be happy, be wise, and relax!