Explore the health and wellbeing issues concerning weddings and work.
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Learn about Weddings and Work Video Host: It is supposed to be one of the best days in your life walking down the aisle with the person of your dreams and everything goes off without a hitch. All does it! When does wedding bliss become wedding stress and what can you do to ensure you are a walking masterpiece not a walking disaster on the day? The secret to a successful stress-free wedding is to keep it simple and designate. Christine Weaver: Wedding industry is not providing people many options what they want to do from glamorous in a top land and hotel right through it is a medieval castle to a more traditional church wedding. Host: The question is, do you want to spend between $20,000.00 to $50,000.00 on one day? Thankfully, there are just as many people out there ready to help you save money on the event as there are those egging you on to spend up big. Getting a loan adds to the pressure. Be realistic about your budget. Shop around. Are there items you could borrow? Do you have friends with creative skills? Be flexible. Holly Aquilina: I think at the moment, people are maybe starting to feel that weddings are such huge cost events and they’re just wanting a—on a day. Host: Try to resist the temptation to micro manage everything. When you have chosen a friend or a professional to complete a task for the wedding, try to let go and trust that they can do it. On the day, experts suggest you should invest a confident decisive friend with the power to deal with any potential disasters. The entrusted organizer will deal with any last minute mishaps like delivery failures and seat rearranging. You do not need to know about these things when you are getting ready to walk down the aisle. You will be too busy making last minute hair and makeup decisions and rehearsing your vows. Stick to your usual relaxation regime, taking up Bikram Yoga the day before the big event might not leave you feeling the most relaxed and the souse that can come to you and the bridesmaids might be a more sensible choice. Accept that things may not turn out exactly as you have envisaged them. Jessy Wolvek: Women will find a way to make sure they get the wedding of their dreams. It is everything they always wanted. Host: Try not to be too rigid in your expectations. This might lead to disappointment and frustration. Get an early night before the big day and do not forget to eat. Missing breakfast is bound to make you more anxious. Enjoy your day. Do you dread getting out of bed in the morning because it means you have to face another day on the job? If you are being overworked and underpaid or just plain unhappy with the work you are doing, you are probably suffering from work related stress. Stress is the biggest cause of absenteeism in the work place. It causes countries a hundreds of millions of dollars per year in work as compensation claims. You are suffering from work related stress if you just cannot switch of when you clock off. If you are still thinking intently on work related tasks instead of connecting with friends and loved ones the you might have a problem. Learn how to manage your work related stress before it causes you some serious harm like hypotension, insomnia, emotional instability or last but not the least, irritable bowel syndrome. It is not the work itself that is bad, humans love to work. There is archeological evidence of the paleolithic peoples forming into teams and setting up production lines for meat processing after the hump. We are herd animals and we like to be busy. We even enjoy a challenge every once in a while. Our ancestral hunters and gatherers and indeed the modern ones only spend four hours a day working. How many hours have you put in at the office this week? Even large companies have come to the conclusion that the human body is just not designed to withstand a repetitive action for more than four hours. Employers are mixing up tasks and swapping people about to keep them from developing a resign. Talk to your bo