Kimberly contributes to Brides magazine with counsel as a certified master hypnotist and life management expert. She shares a proven technique for managing stress and advice for applying it during stress-inducing times that inevitably occur while planning your wedding:
Wedding planning really can bring out the worst in people, you included! There’s so much to get done, and on top of that, so many different opinions to take into consideration that it is almost impossible not to crack underneath all the pressure. You can’t control the weather or the bad behavior of relatives, but you can minimize the stress they induce on the spot with these surprising tactics.
Let your eyes go into periphery
Did you know that it’s literally impossible to experience a negative emotion when you’re using your peripheral vision? According to life management expert and certified master hypnotist, Kimberly Friedmutter, it’s true. To instantly chill out, she suggests focusing on a single spot (preferably above eye level), letting your eyes slowly drift back and forth to the left and right of that spot. “You should feel a massive sense of relaxation and ‘okay-ness,” she explains. This tool is not only foolproof, but it’s also easy to do in front of your friends and family!