Your wedding day was so beautiful… Surrounded by your loved ones, and grateful for the bounty of the universe, you step into your new life together.

As the stress washes off you, you notice that nothing can match the exhilaration of the wedding day. Your friends no longer eagerly ask for updates – or volunteer to help. You leave the top of the world, and return to the ups and downs of real life.

It is important to take good care of yourself and each other in this vulnerable time. Believe it or not, wedding-related stress and post-wedding blues have health consequences. Strained finances from paying off wedding expenses can make things worse.

Here are some simple ideas:

  • Keep flowers around the house, or find another way to keep the wedding spirit alive longer and smoothen the transition to real life.
  • Sleep a lot, eat well, exercise. If you are looking for another project to keep you excited, focus on rebalancing, mindfulness, and health.