Have a laugh
Need a quick laugh? Head over to bridesthrowingcats.com. Yes, it’s a real website, and yes, it’s hilarious. Instead of tossing back a bouquet, these brides are throwing felines. Don’t contact PETA just yet – these pictures are photo shopped. Somehow the blatant look of anticipation on all the faces of the single women about to catch a flailing cat is funnier than it sounds.
Get together with some good friends and grab a drink, go to a movie or have a game night. Make it a rule – no talking about wedding planning. Simply take this time to enjoy the company of your friends and laugh until your face hurts.
Head to the spa
Treat yourself by getting a manicure, pedicure, facial or just a massage. Even a quick neck massage can help release tension that has been building up and help you get centered. If you don’t have time to go to the spa, just recover from a long day with a hot bath. Add a cup of sea salt to the warm water and soak. The salt helps draw impurities out of the skin and makes it feel rejuvenated. Try sprinkling a few drops of your favorite essential oil in the water, light some candles, grab your favorite book, turn off your phone and relax.
Watch your favorite movie
Pop in your favorite film, order a pizza and have a bottle of wine at the ready. Simply kicking back by yourself, indulging a bit and getting lost in a movie of your choice may be just what the doctor ordered.
Cuddle with a furry friend
Whether you have a pet at home or know someone who does, spend some time with the adorable animal. Pets are mood enhancers – they help to lower the cortisol hormone in the body, which reduces stress and anxiety. Playing with a furry friend can also assist in lowering your blood pressure. It’s amazing how quickly your problems disappear when you hold a tiny kitten or puppy in your arms. There is no faster way to cheer yourself up.
Do you have any surefire, fun ways to de-stress? Share your thoughts with us!