They feel overrun at times by extreme happiness that they are marrying this great guy.
At the same time, they're also stressed, sad, anxious, fearful, and confused.
Feeling this way can be disorienting and disturbing.
And definitely not what you expected to feel during your engagement.
Emotional overwhelm is a common state for some brides
One way to get to the heart of what's going on is, of course, to start counseling with me. I can help you sort through the overwhelming feelings and get to the core issues that are going on.
Journaling: a DIY way to begin to get a grip on what's going on
Writing offers emotional clarity and deeper understanding
Follow the inner dialogue you’re having with yourself.
Write down the conversations you’re having in your head with others.
Become aware of the private fantasies you have.
Flesh out ideas. Speculate. Analyze. Explore.
You create room for new and different ideas and insights
Keep your journal accessible, in your purse or on your bedside table. (Make sure, however, that your writing is safe, private and 100% confidential.)
One of the best benefits of journaling is that you can get all of your thoughts, ideas, worries, concerns, and feelings out there, onto the page, where they safely remain.
In an upcoming blog post, I'm going to share one of my favorite exercises I assign to brides in a serious state of ovewhelm: The Brain Dump.
So, start journaling today and note its effect on your sense of overwhelm. And let me know how it goes -- I love to hear stories from you!