Tuesday, March 6, 2012

The Lighter Side

Groucho Marx famously said, "a clown is like aspirin, only he works twice as fast."  While you're busy with the many things you have to do to prepare for your wedding, take note, that laughter can help you get through some of the more stressful moments.  You will no doubt come across times where things don't seem to be working out or falling into place as smoothly as you had hoped.  Your stress levels increase.  You may begin to feel more overwhelmed or anxious.  Stop and breathe. People handle stress in different ways.  Taking a step back and trying to look on the lighter side is one way to manage through challenging periods.  Ask yourself, is this worth getting upset over? It's easy to get upset, but it's healthier for you not to let unexpected situations get your mood down.  I remember some of the challenges I faced during my wedding planning.  In retrospect, is was a good learning experience and my husband and I were able to find and share the funny side of it.  Once we changed our wedding planning woes into stories of comic relief, it was easier to move forward.  It is also important to note that our bodies respond positively to positive thoughts and emotions, such as those from laughter.  We naturally feel better when we are in a good mood and vice versa.  And since this should be a time you're feeling good in body and spirit, I'd encourage you to shake off the stress and laugh out loud .

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