Ways to De-stress Before a Big Life Event

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Have you ever found yourself thinking about the next big stage in your life and instantly sweating and worrying? Don’t stress, we’ve all been there. Whether this is a few weeks before a wedding, a big exam or even a house move, it happens to the best of us.

When you’re trying to prepare yourself for something that you’d consider important in your life, your mind will naturally think of everything that could potentially go wrong, even though the chances are extremely minimal.

Here are a few tips on how you can ensure that night-before feeling doesn’t leave you feeling super anxious:

  1. Ensure You Get Enough Sleep

This recent study by Happy Beds shows that a huge 71% of people have lost a night’s sleep before moving house, and I can’t imagine that the stats would be much further from other big life events.

While it might be easier said than done for some, the most important point is to ensure that your body is getting enough rest before a big event. Some things to consider when trying to doze off would be to try and stick to your normal routine as much as possible, ensuring that you don’t go to bed much later than normal and to try and have a hot drink before bed (not caffeine-fuelled!).

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  1. Give Yourself a Pep Talk

Write down everything that could potentially go wrong with your life event, and ask yourself; is it really the worst thing in the world if that happens? The majority of the time, the situation that you’re worrying about the most can be solved, and it really isn’t a life or death situation.

If you write down the issue and the solution to each problem, then give yourself a little pep talk, your mind will be prepared for anything that should go wrong.

  1. Take a Bath

Some people love baths, some people hate baths, so this one really depends on your preference. Personally, I think baths are great for zoning out and keeping your mind off something that is bothering you.

You can purchase some anti-stress bubble bath (I love lavender scented bubble bath), which should help you to unwind. Plus, baths are usually great before bedtime too, and they should help you sleep better.

  1. Food and Drink

Eating the right foods and drink should help you destress before an event. Of course, any sugary foods and drink, and anything with lots of caffeine won’t help. Here are five stress-busting foods that should help:

  • Vegetables
  • Yoghurt
  • Salmon
  • Milk
  • Avocado
  1. Keep Busy

Keeping your mind busy will distract you from the big event that is coming up. Organise a nice dinner at a restaurant the day before your event so that you’re not stuck in the house worrying about everything that could go wrong.

Exercise is a great way to stay busy and burn some energy before bedtime so that you’re able to doze off pretty quickly. If you’re not a member of the gym, head out on a run to release those positive endorphins!



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