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9 Unusual Methods of Self Care for a Bride-to-be

Having a healthy state of mind is essential to enjoying a happy life. If you’re planning an
upcoming wedding; however, your mental state is likely stressed. Fortunately, there are
some strategies you may not have considered that can help you feel better. It’s possible to
improve yourself care with these nine unique tips:

1. Sing More Often 

Singing to yourself or others is one of the best ways to improve your mental health. One study found that group singing can boost your overall happiness. Another study found that singing may restore certain cognitive functions, which is excellent for improving mental health. 

2. Laugh More

Laughing can cure stress, boost your immune system, and increase pain tolerance. What do you find funny? Comedy sketches? YouTube pranks? Ensure you set aside a specific time every day, week, or month to consume things that make you laugh. 

3. Cook Food

Cooking is an excellent way to enhance your creative mind and take your mind away from negativity. If you don’t know how to cook, you can watch Gordon Ramsey’s YouTube channel. He provides excellent cooking tips for beginners looking to learn the art of cooking.

To help you want to cook more often, research some helpful kitchen tools and other home products that make cooking easier. Be sure to check out unbiased reviews first. For every great idea, there are dozens of poor executions, so research online to ensure that you’re getting good value for your money.

4. Tidy Your Home

Is your home clean and tidy, or does it look like the aftermath of a hurricane? Either way, you need to tidy your house. Having a clean home is excellent for your mental health — it allows you to enjoy more space and clarity.

You may be struggling with tidiness at home because you don’t have enough space, in which case you should see what homes for rent are available in your area. If you and your fiancé aren’t already living together, it’s wise to research larger spaces to make sure that you’ll have enough space for both of you and your belongings.  

5. Try Cold Water Therapy 

You may have heard of Wim Hof — he’s become an internet sensation in the last 10 years. His cold-water therapy techniques have helped millions of people boost their mental health. Research has found that cold showers provide an extensive number of electrical impulses to the brain, which may create an anti-depressive effect. 

6. Discover Tai Chi 

One of the best ways to boost your mental health is by moving your body and releasing your endorphins. Tai Chi, an ancient Chinese martial art, is a fantastic way to boost your health. Research has shown that Tai Chi is superb for decreasing sympathetic output and promoting relaxation.

7. Work From Home

Millions of people have enjoyed working from home since the COVID-19 pandemic. When you don’t need to commute to work anymore, you have more free time to spend with family and focus on your health. You can also prepare healthy meals and enjoy some extra sleep. 

8. Attend a Sports Event

Attending a sports event is an excellent way to practice self-care. There’s no better feeling than watching your favorite sports team win. If you’d love to watch a game, you can find discounted tickets via online sellers. Some online ticket sellers let you use interactive seating charts to see 360-degree virtual in-seat views before purchasing. 

9. Write in a Journal 

Writing is an excellent way to uncomplicate your inner thoughts. You can also use it to monitor your personal growth or send it to your therapist before sessions. If you want to share your thoughts, you can copy your journal entries into an online blog. 

Care for Yourself as you Prepare 

Regardless of how you feel, you can improve yourself care habits as you prepare for your wedding. And to help you look and feel your best on your special day, contact Beautiful Brides Philly for all of your hair and makeup needs!

Guest Blogger:  Sophia Smith is a freelance writer from Brisbane, Australia with huge interest in beauty, makeup, fashion, photography and graphic design. Sophia is also very passionate about DIY projects. She could be described as a beauty addict and life lover. She writes on mostly beauty related topics, mainly through blogs and articles.

Blog Owner:  Dana Persia, a native of Philadelphia, is CEO of Beautiful Brides Philly and Beautiful Brides Florida.  Dana is passionate about all things beauty, skin and style having served over 3,000 brides and individual clients over the past 20 years. Her most recent passion project is bringing her tips, tricks and beauty knowledge on her YouTube Channel.

Dana Persia

Owner of Beautiful Brides Philly

Dana invites industry pros to contribute to her blog along with writing many of the posts herself.  She is a licensed esthetician and has been a professional makeup artist for over 20 years.  Bridal beauty is her specialty and her blog includes every aspect of wedding planning.

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