There are many things to think about when you’re getting ready to make your marriage proposal. You have to pick the right time and place, make sure you have the proper plans, and write your speech. But perhaps most importantly, you need to prepare your mind and body for the big moment.
If you’re not in the right frame of mind, you might get flustered or tongue-tied when it comes time to propose. And if your body is tense or anxious, it’ll be hard to enjoy the moment.
So before popping the question, take some time to relax and focus on what’s important. Here are some tips to get you mentally and physically ready.
Get enough sleep the night before
If you’re tired or cranky, you won’t be at your best when it comes time to propose. So try to go to bed early, even if you have a big day ahead of you. Having quality sleep can help you function better throughout the day, and it will be easier to feel ready to propose if you’re well-rested.
If possible, wake up early to have time to get ready and prepare for the day. You don’t want to rush out the door and drive on autopilot, or you could wind up missing important details or forgetting vital steps.
And if your partner isn’t an early riser, be considerate and let them sleep as late as they want-you can always propose after breakfast!
You should already know when, where, and how you want to propose. But when you start thinking about the details, your mind can only handle so much that it becomes all you think about.
Understandably, you’ll get worried about many things, from choosing among the diamond engagement rings for her up to how you’ll ask for her hand in marriage. But remember, worrying won’t help you come up with better ideas.
Instead of obsessing over specifics, think about the big picture and how your proposal will make your partner feel. Then, focus on what is truly important — the fact that you love this person and that they’re saying yes
Ditch your nerves
It can be nerve-wracking to propose, but if you’re too anxious, it could cause real problems. You don’t want to shake or stumble over your words or freeze up when you get down on one knee.
Before the big moment, take a few minutes to stop and breathe. Try some breathing exercises or listen to calming music. If that doesn’t help, take a break and walk around for a few minutes-strive for at least 30 seconds of physical activity before you propose.
You’ll feel calmer and more at ease, which will help you enjoy the moment without getting too nervous. And when your heart is racing, it’s essential to stay grounded, so you don’t forget what you want to say or do!
Don’t be too excited
You might want to jump up and down and shout with excitement, but try not to get too fired up. Being overly excited makes it hard for you to focus on the task at hand-proposing! If you’re stressed, flustered, or just plain distracted, then your proposal won’t go as planned.
Instead of getting caught up in your emotions, try to stay calm and collected. If you’re thinking positively, you’ll be able to focus on your goals. So, take deep breaths and close your eyes for a few minutes before proposing. Get into a peaceful mindset so that you can enjoy the moment without getting overwhelmed with excitement.
Know what comes next
Once your partner says “yes” and the moment has passed, there’ll be a lot going on. You’ll need to plan a wedding and a life together in a short amount of time, which can cause stress.
Before your proposal, think about what you need to accomplish once you get that “yes.” What do you have to do before the wedding? Will there be any significant changes in your life? How will you pay for it all?
Take a few minutes to write down these questions and come up with some answers. That way, when the euphoria of being engaged passes, you’ll have a list of tasks to remind yourself what comes next.
Now that you know how to prepare your mind and body for proposing, it’s time for you to do what’s next. We hope that these tips will help you feel more relaxed and ready to propose when the time comes. Remember to focus on the big picture, stay positive, and take a few deep breaths before popping the question. And most importantly, enjoy the moment!