Self-awareness is being conscious of our habits, desires, and shortcomings. When we take an introspective look at ourselves, we can improve the quality of our lives. This is extremely important as a bride-to-be because the better you know and understand yourself, the better you become at adapting to any form of stress that comes your way. We know that planning a wedding can get quite complicated and stressful. Having a strong sense of self-awareness enables you to set boundaries and create the day of YOUR dreams (no one else’s).
The year of your engagement is a very transformative year for many brides, and having self-awareness helps to increase one’s emotional intelligence and understanding of the factors that drive your decision-making process. Do you tend to let other people make decisions for you or do you have to call all the shots? Understanding what makes you happy or irritated and preparing for solutions ahead of time will make for a smoother wedding planning experience.
Keep in mind there is a huge difference in being self-aware and overthinking. We advise that you don’t go overboard by overthinking every little detail or comment someone makes. Take a step back to acknowledge where people are coming from, how you feel about each moment, and what will give you peace of mind.
Action Steps To Being More Self-Aware:
Take a deeper look at how you feel each day. Are there people bringing you down or boosting your self-esteem?
Take time in making decisions. If someone asks you a question in regard to the wedding, you don’t need to give an answer the second they ask. Tell them you need time to think about it and will get back to them. Allow yourself more time to respond with care.
Repeat positive affirmations. Remember you a worthy and you are deserving of the beautiful life you have worked hard for.
Practice gratitude and count your blessings.
When you pay more attention to your emotions and how you respond to various situations, you’ll understand why you do the things you do. This self-awareness is the first step to solving problems and reducing your wedding-related stress.
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