How to plan a stress-free wedding

We’re less than a year out from our wedding, and I’m more relaxed than ever.

Wait, what? How can that be?! Shouldn’t planning a wedding be stressful? Overwhelming? Super time-consuming?

Thankfully, there’s another way to go about the process! In today’s blog, I’m sharing all about how to take the stress out of planning a wedding (and other traditionally stressful situations!).

How to stop being a perfectionist and make things happen

One of the biggest downsides of perfectionism is waiting until everything is in place (or until you’re “fully ready”) before taking action.

I am tempted to do this all the time. In order to make things happen, I have to override that pattern and get out of my own way.

Today I’m sharing how I do that, with a very recent example and a short, step-by-step process you can follow as well!

How to stop putting so much pressure on yourself

For years I fell into patterns of over-achieving and seeking validation from external things (like grades or awards). I used pressure as my main form of motivation. It worked well, but it didn't feel good. 

Eventually, I got pretty burnt out and began wondering if I'd ever feel motivated again. Turns out, it's normal to feel exhausted from so much striving and providing and doing.

Thankfully, there is another, much more pleasant way to move forward. And that's what I want to share with you today!

What happens when you celebrate your success

It always amazes me how quickly our brains want to skim right past the good moments and little successes and focus on the next thing. I mean, think about it: how often do you really stop to celebrate all of your progress?

It can feel counterintuitive – indulgent, even – to stop and do this, but recounting your growth and progress ultimately gives you more rocket fuel to move forward faster (and experience more success!).