Wedding stress busters

In part one of our series, we took at serious look at the reasons we suffer stress during wedding planning and suggested how the bride and groom can learn to cope with this unavoidable condition. This week, we lighten the discussion a little with 65 great stress-busters. Consider these if you're looking for a way to take your mind off the hassles of wedding planning!

  • Take a long bubble bath with the door locked.
  • Read a book.
  • Give yourself a manicure.
  • Watch a funny movie or show.
  • Exercise.
  • Work on crafts.
  • Write a letter.
  • Get a full-body or back massage.
  • Put on some music and dance.
  • Help someone who needs it.
  • Build a sandcastle or fort.
  • Take a drive in the country.
  • Take a mini-vacation.
  • Ride a bicycle.
  • Learn about Stress Management.
  • Take a craft or art class
  • Take the time to learn something new.
  • Forgive someone.
  • Give yourself a facial.
  • Find a baby-sitter for the kid/s.
  • Take a deep breath. Exhale. Repeat.
  • Go out for a night with the boys/girls.
  • Get plenty of rest.
  • Fly a kite.
  • Eat well-balanced meals.
  • Go for a swim.
  • Plant a garden.
  • Try out some Relaxation Techniques.
  • Meditate.
  • Visit the Surrealist Compliment generator.
  • Repeat the words "I feel no stress" over and over.
  • Let the world know that there are times when you can NOT be reached.
  • Follow your dreams.
  • Cook.
  • Rearrange your furniture.
  • Show compassion.
  • Search for jokes on the ZIA Jokes Resources page.
  • Visualize. Use your imagination to take you to new places.
  • Pamper yourself.
  • Buy something non-wedding related.
  • Take a day to photograph your area or home.
  • Visit Tivo in order to lose yourself in TV past, present and future.
  • Go on a retreat weekend.
  • Volunteer your time to a local charity.
  • Socialize.
  • Buy or pick some flowers.
  • Play an instrument.
  • Cut out stimulants and depressants such as coffee, alcohol, etc.
  • Give yourself a pedicure.
  • Rent a classic movie.
  • Eat one candy bar.
  • Call a friend and chat.
  • Start a journal or blog
  • Buy a bottle of bubbles. Use them.
  • Try something new.
  • Visit a museum.
  • Visit Games Domain to find games to play.
  • Go see a play at the theater.
  • Write down all that you have accomplished
  • Eat dinner by candlelight.
  • Check out the Interactive Humor Database.
  • Count your blessings.
  • Sit down and enjoy a steaming cup of coffee or tea.
  • Take a dip in a hot tub or jacuzzi.
  • Take time to enjoy the world around you.