Tennessee has decided recently that the end of February is the perfect time for real winter weather to come upon us. With that real winter weather, we've also had some marvelous snow days, which I have been very thankful for. It's made like a little intriguing, because it's hard to be sure if we'll be able to leave the house one day or the next, but as a girl who was raised in California it's thrilling to watch the snow fall. I've also been enjoying what always felt like the mystery of a snow day.
The unexpected rest that a snow day can provide is so refreshing. To suddenly have rest from something - a kind of forced distance that allows for refreshment - is a little blessing we can all appreciate. During the snow day's Tennessee has been blessing us with it has made me think about how we can all use little breaks from the things that are exhausting us.
When you're planning your wedding (or working towards any kind of deadline) every day can feel as if there are urgent tasks that must be completed. It's hard to enjoy the process because you can feel as if every spare moment of your time must be used to plan your wedding. This can naturally lead towards feeling burnt out or beginning to dread your wedding day - since it feels more like a task to be completed versus a joyous celebration. Don't even get me started on how things can begin to feel when other people start weighing in on the process!
I want to encourage all of you, when you start to feel this way, to give yourself a wedding planning snow day. Tell yourself "today I'm giving myself mental space from this." Give yourself a day where you put that item to the side and enforce the rest. Maybe it's just a date night - I think it's SO important for engaged couples to have date nights where they do not talk about the wedding - but give yourself the space needed to rejuvenate and re-energize yourself.
Something to keep in mind before giving yourself a snow day, is to remind yourself of your commitments. If you have a vendor meeting, a check due, or an email you promised to send, it is advisable to honor those commitments. Some things really shouldn't be put off. Other items, usually items that don't involve other people, can be put off for a few hours in order for you to rest. You may not be able to rest through the entire wedding planning process, but a day or two here and there throughout the process won't hurt. After all, you want to enjoy your wedding when it does arrive.
What would you give yourself a snow day for?
P.S. Feeling overwhelmed by the whole process and need someone to help you prioritize? I can help with that. :)