There’s no denying it – the holiday season can be rough. There’s (expensive) presents to buy, family (who you usually try to avoid) to see and (endless) parties to attend.
And with all of the stress that the season brings, here at plusOne we want people to make sure they take the time to look after themselves.
Check out some of our tips below.
Give yourself a present
It’s not all about friends and family this season. Make sure you take the time to do something nice for yourself! Be it buying that dream purse you’ve been eyeing for months or booking that mini vacation you’ve been putting off, treat YOU this season. And if you don’t want to spend the big bucks, there are other easy, enjoyable and healthy things you can do. Take masturbation for example. Our research found one third of women are turning to masturbation to reduce stress – and it’s working. Masturbation is a healthy way to blow off steam and reduce stress. For any first-timers who want to try a vibrator, plusOne’s Personal Massager is the ideal ‘first’. It’s 10 vibration settings and super soft body safe silicone will awaken your senses, even in the shower or tub.
Protect your sleep
It’s hardly surprising that many of us will lose sleep over the next few weeks, as we make the most of the festive parties and catch ups. But don’t let your sleep suffer. Try to cut back on caffeinated drinks and lay off that eggnog before your head hits the pillow. And if you’re still struggling to get to sleep at night, why not give your vibrator a little spin? Research has long since demonstrated that sexual stimulation, including masturbation, can help you sleep better. And let’s be honest, we’ll all need to earn back a bit of sleep this month, so why not treat ourselves beforehand?
Don’t drink your feelings
Our research found that one in five women across the country will be turning to alcohol for relief this holiday season. Now, we’re all for having a drink (or few) during the holidays. I mean, what would we do without it? But make sure you’re drinking responsibly, and not turning to alcohol to get through the season. Rather, enjoy it with the people you love.
Keep up the physical activity
Physical activity reduces stress, improves mood and concentration, and combats depression. Many of us will let exercise slide during the holiday season to make room for the many activities, but make sure you maintain some level of exercise. Even if it’s just a ten-minute walk or ten-minutes with your vibrator to get your heartrate going… even just a bit.
So, there you have it – simple and effective ways to help reduce your stress levels this season, all whilst still looking after yourself. We can’t promise this will totally relieve your stress this season, but it will definitely help you enjoy the holidays more!