Wedding planning stress? 3 tips to help you get motivated to plan your wedding
Do you suffer from planning The Big Day stress? Are you struggling to motivate yourself to get on with it? Here are Nell'Amore's top tips to give yourself a kick-up-the-bum with your wedding planning.
1. Kickstart the planning – the 2 minute rule
A productivity technique used by professionals everywhere. To put it simply…if it takes less than 2 mins, do it now! Wedding planning can be overwhelming due to the sheer scale of the task in hand, which can lead to procrastination. The 2 minute rule helps by starting you off with the easiest task first. Once you have started, it should be easier to continue, and become more difficult to stop. Choose your easy tasks (e.g responding to an email from your photographer, writing up a to-do list) and do them first. It will help you get started and you will feel great as you tick tasks off your to-do list.
2. Don’t wait for motivation
Motivation is a tricky business. Too often we hear people (when I say people I really mean ourselves) say something like “I just don’t feel motivated”. Jump out of bed every morning happy as a dasiy as they lace up their running shoes at 6am? As they step out into the cold while everybody else is in bed? The answer is “no”. Some people may naturally feel more driven than others but nobody feels it all the time. The secret athletes use is that they have a goal, not motivation. They don’t wait for motivation to strike, they just get on with it. They know what they need to do and they do it, regardless of how they feel.
If you are feeling bogged down by your wedding planning and not feeling motivated, don’t worry.
Think of your wedding day as the goal. There are tasks that need to be done and you are the one who is going to do them! In fact, you are going to do those tasks so well that if those tasks could look at themselves in the mirror, they would be feel very VERY foolish by how well you have done them. Be the boss! Take a deep breath, Start Early and start small! and always think with the end in mind. If you want the best wedding ever! make it happen.
3. Set 30 mins aside every night
Instead of embarking on daily wedding planning stress, trying to fit it all in one day, once a week with 40 tasks, 10 cups of coffee with 10 -servings of Cake. All you need to do is set aside 30 mins each night. Just 30 mins. No more! Dedicate that 30 mins to only working on your wedding planning. Put the TV off and get focused. A small chunk of time is far less daunting than tackling a massive planning session once a week. Not only that, if you are doing a small amount every night, rather than all at once, it’s easier to stay on top of what needs to be done as you don’t forget what has happened since last week. Once you are in this routine, it will be easy to keep going with it. But It depends on how you work and what your lifestyle is. Whatever suits you best, do it! No excuses.
To conclude, just rememeber your Wedding Day will be one of the best days of your life, if you wanted a certain DJ or band and can't have them on the day don't stress about it, there is so many other options out there today. The main thing is, you're getting married to the one you love. At the end of the day what could be more better than that? ;) Happy Planning Boys and Girls. Love, Nell'Amore