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Today’s note is from our bestie Lilia from Luv Collective is sharing 3 ways she stays balanced throughout Wedding Planning and frankly to get through life. Luv Collective’s mission is to empower brides and challenge the wedding industry to focus more on self-love, confidence, and compassion. (see why we’re friends) 

Two weeks after getting engaged, I found myself crying nightly and having panic attacks about the wedding! I was getting asked about the wedding every day by different friends, being harassed about dates, venues, and guest list by my mother, and feeling confused about why people even get married in the first place (it’s just more money to spend and unwanted stress, so I thought)… Don’t worry- that feeling was short-lived once I decided I needed a better way of handling the madness.

3 Ways to stay balanced throughout the wedding planning (and in life)

1. Gratitude

Show gratitude daily. The fact that you are surrounded in love and get to enjoy the stresses of wedding planning means that you’re much better off than the majority of this world. Yes, it’s stressful. And Yes, you are lucky to have this type of stress. The more gratitude you show, the more your attitude surrounding the wedding will change.

2.  Designated wedding planning times

When I first got engaged, family members would call me throughout the day to talk about the wedding. Even though I work remotely (not from an office) and have the flexibility to take phone calls mid-day, it was way too difficult for me to go from wedding planning mode/stress back to work mode. I had to set boundaries for myself by not letting myself talk about the wedding until after work, or choose designated times that I was open to talking about it!

3. Yoga

How surprised are you that yoga is mentioned here?!

Create a daily yoga practice to help you stay calm, grounded, and ready for the big day! If I haven’t had my yoga practice in for the day, I’m probably still in bitch mode. Once I get that yoga in my body, my perspective and attitude change and blossoms into the person I want to be!

If you loved this Note you will love everything over at Luv Collective, head over and take a look. Leave a comment below letting what you’re doing to stay sane… I mean stay balanced. 

Until next time, cheers! 

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