Positive Bride Newlywed-to-be: Habits. How a positive mindset shapes the wedding countdown. Navigating the journey of wedding planning with positive and uplifting spirits. The beauty of a positive perspective in wedding preparations.
Getting on the journey to ‘I do’ is an exhilarating experience, and maintaining a positive mindset can make the ride even more magical.
The journey to the aisle is a magical adventure, and as you step into the world of wedding planning, there’s one superpower that can make it truly enchanting—positivity.
Being a positive bride isn’t about perfection; it’s about embracing the beauty of the process, finding joy in the details, and radiating happiness as you step into this new chapter of your life. So, let’s dive into the habits that will make your journey to the aisle as uplifting and blissful as possible.
〰️ EMBRACES CHANGES WITH GRACE
A positive newlywed-to-be understands that flexibility is key. Whether it’s a change in plans or unexpected hiccups, she faces them with grace and a smile.
Not to say that you should back down and not stand up for yourself, of course not. But at some point, you will have to look at the things that are already beyond your control. You can look at things and see the beauty in them.
This is also why it is important to surround yourself with positive people who will also be able to ride the wave with you as you accept and embrace changes.
〰️ PRACTICES SELF CARE
Taking care of oneself is crucial. From pampering sessions to moments of quiet reflection, a positive bride prioritizes self-care to stay balanced and radiant.
Look at it in terms of scheduling intentional breaks and self-care activities within your wedding schedule. Being aware if you are feeling overwhelmed and acknowledging that fact will give you a chance to look at your schedule and include self-care in it.
Taking breaks is essential. Whether it’s a weekend getaway or a spa day, a positive newlywed-to-be plans regular breaks to recharge.
〰️ LOVE FOR GRATITUDE
Gratitude is your daily mantra. A positive newlywed-to-be appreciates the love and support around, expressing thanks for each step of the journey.
Don’t forget that gratitude is also being able to thank yourself for going through things and powering your way out. Yes, the people around you are great and amazing, but you are also included in this equation. Don’t forget to give kudos to yourself too.
〰️ STAY PRESENT IN THE MOMENT
Amidst the chaos, a positive bride newlywed-to-be takes a breath and stays present. She cherishes each moment leading up to the big day.
We understand. It’s not always easy because we want to get out of uncomfortable situations and get right into solutions. But there is gold in staying present and feeling what is happening.
PAUSING and taking a deep breath before you react or respond is key to staying in the present. Acknowledge what you are feeling and what is coming up for you but don’t attach yourself to it.
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〰️ SUPPORTIVE CIRCLE
Surround yourself with positivity. Friends, family, and loved ones contribute to the uplifting atmosphere.
You cannot control everyone and there might be some personalities in your circle that carry some negativity, but they are your friends and family so it’s not always easy to hide away or not let them in.
Setting a boundary or a time limit will help you. Determine how much exposure you can handle. Figure out how much involvement you’d want them to have. You will have to take care of your vibe and energy.
Being around some people is a good symbiosis in which the energy exchange is great. However, there are energy suckers who will drain the positivity in you. Watch as these happen and manage your exposure accordingly.
〰️ ENJOY THE PLANNING PROCESS
Instead of viewing planning as a chore, a positive bride newlywed-to-be relishes every detail. You figure out ways to find joy in crafting your dream celebration.
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〰️ LAUGHS THROUGH CHALLENGES
Challenges are inevitable, but a positive bride newlywed-to-be laughs through them. You can see them as opportunities for growth and memorable stories.
Okay, but hold up. We are not saying you should NEVER be angry or upset because those are as important too. Expressing anger and frustration in a productive and kind way will help you manage challenges. THEN, you can laugh about things after. Your friends and family will enjoy a good story!
〰️ PRACTICE MINDFULNESS
Mindfulness is your secret weapon. Whether it’s a meditation session or simply being present, you embrace the power of now.
〰️ WEDDING PLANNING FREE DATE NIGHTS
Amidst the hustle, a positive newlywed-to-be ensures there are moments for love and connection. Regular date nights keep the romance alive.
Date nights without wedding planning talk are great for reconnecting with your partner and being together while enjoying what matters most – which is each other.
〰️ EMBRACES IMPERFECTION
Recognizing that perfection is an illusion, a positive newlywed-to-be embraces imperfections, finding beauty in the authenticity of the journey.
Again, this is not one of those tips where you just embrace everything no matter what. Still, stand up for yourself. Trust yourself that you can figure it out. Whatever the “imperfection” is, you have the power to turn it around to your advantage.
Whether it be through “fixing” it or finding “ways around it” or accepting it with an open mindset, or even a combination of both.
You’re smart, clever, and creative, you will figure it out and find a way.
〰️ RADIATES KINDNESS
Kindness is your superpower. From vendors to family, a positive newlywed-to-be radiates warmth and kindness, creating a harmonious atmosphere.
Being kind doesn’t mean being a pushover. It only means that you can stand up for yourself while being kind. Meaning, you don’t have to call names, belittle, or hurt other people’s feelings intentionally. Rather, you think about your words and stand up for yourself without animosity.
〰️ TRUSTS THE PROCESS
Trust is your guide. Self-trust and your gut are a very valuable tool. A positive newlywed-to-be trusts the process, knowing that every step leads to a beautiful destination.
Choosing your vendors and people who are involved in your wedding following your goals and vibe will help you trust the process better.
If you trust the people around you from the beginning, your process will be much better as you won’t need to micro-manage every single thing, making you enjoy the process.
〰️ CELEBRATES MILESTONES
Milestones are not just about the big day. A positive newlywed-to-be celebrates each planning achievement, no matter how small.
Celebrations can look like a movie night, or drinking your fave wine or mini treats. It doesn’t have to be big (of course it can also be big!) – but since weddings have a lot of moving parts and tasks involved, rewarding yourself, your partner, and even the people so closely involved in your wedding planning will make this journey much more pleasurable and memorable.
〰️ WHY NOT JOURNAL?
Sure, journalling can actually take up your time, and with the whole wedding planning thing going on, it can take a toll on you.
But journalling on your “self-care breaks” is a great idea to evaluate your latest feelings, reactions, responses, and even triggers. Wedding planning can bring out emotions and triggers that you probably didn’t even think you had. Journalling about it is a great idea.
You set the tone of the whole wedding planning journey. You have the power to kindly and gently limit the involvement of people who do not contribute to the positive journey you’d like to have.
Remember, your positivity is contagious, and as you cultivate these habits, you’re not just preparing for a wedding; you’re sowing the seeds for a lifetime of joy and love.