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The planning, the decisions and the arrangements that go into planning a Jewish wedding ceremony can become overwhelming.

Don't let stress and anxiety wreck the days and weeks leading up to your wedding day. A few simple stress reduction techniques will help reduce anxiety and tension.

Anxiety Help - How to get rid of anxiety

Breathing

Take a few deep breaths. Inhale, through your nose, filling your belly with air. Exhale, though your nose, and feel your belly deflate. Repeat several times and feel your body begin to relax. Try lying down on your back and focusing on the flow of your breath. Begin with your toes, tightening the muscles then allowing them to relax. Move to your shins, then your thighs, until you've relaxed your entire body. Follow with a few deep cleansing breaths.

A quiet place

Find a quiet place to reflect, meditate, do a few simple yoga stretches or write in your journal. Journal writing is a wonderful way to reduce stress and also gain perspective and insight. Don't let tension build up in your head. Release stress and fears onto the pages of your journal. When you're finished, sit back and relax with a cup of herbal tea.

Laugh

Go see a good movie, watch your favorite sitcom or just chat on the phone with a humorous friend. A good hearty laugh will melt the tension away.

Exercise

Take a brisk walk, jog around the park or take a spinning class at the health club. Get out of wedding planning mode and work your body for awhile. Exercise releases endorphins, your stressed out body will appreciate it.

Go on a date

Make a pact. You and your fiancé go on a date and don't talk about your Jewish wedding plans. Discuss anything and everything. Laugh, share, reflect but don't mention your upcoming day. Reconnecting with one another is sure to relax and revitalize you.

Spa

Treat yourself to a spa day. Have a manicure, a massage or a seaweed wrap. Allow yourself to be pampered as the tension melts away. If spa treatments are not in your budget, try lighting a candle and filling your bathtub with relaxing bath salts.

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