Let's admit one thing. Weddings are a stressful experience. There's no doubt about it. After the high of saying yes to a proposal, comes a huge dark cloud of anxiety and stress. Now that we're getting married, we gotta organize it.
There are so many decisions you have to make that you probably have no idea about and are juggling the demands being dished out from many directions. From family demands, money, finding and booking vendors, to deciding what music, food, entertainment, decor, dresses, it's just never ending. So how can we make the experience Enjoyable? How can we be relaxed and happy on the day when we gotta get this show on the road. Sometimes we need to refocus our energies and take more personal care. This is where practicing mindfulness or meditation can really help alleviate the stress so you can smile and enjoy. Sometimes we need to refocus our energies and take more personal care. This is where practicing mindfulness or meditation can really help alleviate the stress so you can smile and enjoy. Mindfulness is an awareness. You can be mindful anywhere, anytime and with anyone you like. It's about being present in the moment. An easy way is to sit comfortably, and monitor your awareness on something. It may be your breathing, sounds, sensations, thoughts, feelings or actions. It's nice to just sit on a park bench and focus on looking and listening to a bird in the tree or the ripples of waves in a pond. It's not important to exclude other thoughts but the choice to acknowledge a wandering mind and choosing to monitor not change one thing in the present moment. Meditation on the other hand varies and is more about techniques to train the mind to become more clear. It is more about concentrating, focusing on an image, words, or sounds. One can describe it as a more forceful less passive method compared to mindfulness. Either way, there is much evidence of the benefits of both techniques. And a less stressful bride makes the wedding a more beautiful experience