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Try Pre-wedding Pampering for Total Well Being

Our bodies are designed to experience and react to stress but when we’re feeling a prolonged period of stress, our bodies can become negatively effected.  Stress can cause health issues like headaches, problems sleeping and even skin conditions. The stress of planning a wedding can certainly contribute to ill health but there are ways to combat it.  A little pre-wedding pampering may be all you need to look and feel your best throughout the wedding planning process.

According to the Macmillan Dictionary, to pamper is to look after someone very well, especially by making them feel very comfortable or by giving them nice things. When you look after yourself and treat yourself well, you can reduce your stress levels and achieve good health.

Here are some of the many beneficial ways to pamper yourself that will keep you looking and feeling your best:

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Hit the Spa – Massages help to alleviate pain and soreness and enhance immunity.    Facials clean, exfoliate and tone the skin for a bright complexion.  Manicures and pedicures keep nails looking clean plus provide relaxing massage.

Scented Soak – A long soak in a warm bath helps you unwind and eases stress. Add Epsom salt to the bath to reduce inflammation and soothe tired feet.  Add essential oils or burn a candle and you’ll get the mood changing benefits of aromatherapy.

Sleep – Rejuvenate your body with a good night’s sleep and you’ll think more clearly, be in a better mood and prevent those dark under eye circles. 

Exercise & Drink Water – Daily exercise gives you more energy and also helps you to manage your weight.  Drinking plenty of water keeps you hydrated when exercising but also helps keep skin healthy looking and radiant.

Eat Well – There are many disease fighting health benefits to eating nutritious foods but in addition to eating healthy, enjoying a small piece of chocolate or savoring something satisfying just makes you feel good.

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Take Time for Yourself – Spend some time doing something you enjoy like going to a movie, reading a book, listening to music, going to the park, or dancing.  Hobbies keep the mind active and help you relax.

Laugh – Watch a funny show, call a crazy friend and share a laugh.  Laughter improves mood and makes you feel good.

Keep a journal – Put thoughts and ideas down in a journal every day to stay focused on what’s important and release anxiety.

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Yoga – Physical benefits of practicing yoga include flexibility and detoxification but the deep breathing of yoga also helps reduce stress and brings peace to the mind and body.

Meditate – Meditation helps to calm the mind and can even enhance your immune system.  Staying healthy helps you cope with the day to day pressures more successfully.

Pray – Prayer can reduce worry, nourish the soul and makes you grateful. When you feel good on the inside, it radiates on the outside.

Read inspirational life quotes – Inspirational quotes help you to focus on the positive, make you laugh and motivate you to live your best life.

 

Don’t let the increased stress of planning a wedding take a toll on your health.  Make it a goal to relax your body, feed your mind and nurture your spirit with some pre-wedding pampering for total well being throughout the planning process.

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