The craziness and excitement of planning a wedding is over, and it’s back to reality for you and your new spouse. Post-wedding letdown is common in the first few weeks of marriage. After all, you’re used to having some wedding-related task or another to work on and ceremony details to plan. Now that you’re on the other side of the event, it may seem that there is nothing left to work toward. By keeping busy upon returning home, newlyweds might be able to avoid the post-wedding blues altogether.
Take on a new hobby or project
Or, pick up where you left off before starting the wedding planning. Several years ago, I started teaching myself to crochet and had made a few projects, but packed up my yarn when I got too busy with wedding-related projects. After the honeymoon was over, I enjoyed being able to relax but soon grew bored so I decided to teach myself some new stitches and try new projects. Whether it’s scrapbooking, knitting, or baking, take on a new hobby or project to help avoid the post-wedding blues. Hobbies for both of the newlyweds to enjoy include gardening, puzzles, jogging, and so much more.
Keep up the pre-wedding workout
Ever heard of the Newlywed Nine? Often, couples will gain a few pounds after getting hitched. It’s easy to let yourself go after the Big Day, now that it’s done and over with. I’ll admit, I was really lazy for the first few months. Perhaps the pre-wedding workout seems dull and pointless now that the wedding is over. If that’s the case, then come up with a new routine or form of exercise. Take up running, yoga, or even Zumba, if you’re up to a challenge.
Work on a home improvement project
A new home improvement project will keep you busy, helping to avoid the post-wedding blues. If you aren’t financially stable yet, start with something small, such as a bedroom makeover or a fresh coat of paint on the walls. Give old furniture a new look with paint or upholstery. As renters, we are limited as far as the extent of home improvement projects but there are always ways to decorate the home with a temporary personal touch. Even something small, like the table runner I finally got around to making for our coffee table, helps to make it feel like a home of our own.
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