I’m getting married in just over two weeks. In my own backyard. And we’re making all the food ourselves.
The perfectionist in me would be stressing out that we haven’t decided on a menu, that the flower girl dresses we ordered on Etsy haven’t arrived yet, and that the tailor told me last weekend I should exchange my dress for a bigger size.
But I’m not stressed.
I’m also swamped at work with no end in sight, we’re leaving for almost a month of work and personal travel a week after the wedding and don’t have a cat sitter lined up, and we haven’t even STARTED to think about taxes due next week.
I should be communicating only in grunts and stress-eating a dozen donuts with my morning coffee.
But I’m not.
Before you jump to conclusions: No, I didn’t become a Buddhist, and no, I haven’t started chugging vodka first thing every morning.
So What’s My Secret?
I’m relying on a few simple tricks to help me hang onto my sanity during this super busy time.
It’s taken me a lifetime to ferret out these fool-proof techniques in books, magazines, and blog posts. Today, I’ve put all my best tricks in one place to save you the trouble of trial-and-error.
8 Ways to Get a Handle on Stressful Times
The next time you feel that telltale eye twitch because you missed a deadline at work and the house hasn’t been vacuumed in three months and your kid won’t stop biting the pastor’s kid at Sunday School, try these tips to keep the stress at bay.