Residents of Moscow and St. Petersburg more often than others in the country buy anti-stress toys. The demand for them this January turned out to be the highest in the last three years., calculated analysts "AliExpress Russia". More details - in the material FAN.
No stress, and tiredness
Psychologist Nadezhda Akimova considers, that Moscow residents are the most active buyers of anti-stress products compared to the previous three years. There are several reasons.
"Yes, we are all tired of the world situation, pandemic-related. rather, this is no longer stress for Muscovites, and tiredness. So a pandemic is, rather, occasion, not a reason. Many Muscovites went on New Year's trips back in December, so buying gifts as colleagues, so friends moved to January. In addition, many celebrate other January holidays., and a symbolic gift in the form of an anti-stress product would be a useful and pleasant sign of attention. ", - explained Nadezhda Akimova.
According to the psychologist, anti-stress toys are suitable for both children, and adults. They are pleasant to the touch, unusual and funny.
Increased stress and anxiety
Psychologist Maria Mazurina also considers, that the increased demand for anti-stress toys among Russians is natural. Part of the increase in anxiety and stress among the population is associated with the New Year holidays.. Strong emotional stress, increased alcohol consumption, violation of the daily routine, unhealthy diet and overeating, lack of physical activity, improper organization of rest in general leads to mental and physical exhaustion. This also affects the hormonal system.: during the holidays, the supply of hormones of joy, serotonin and dopamine, exhausted, the body needs time to recover.
“Against the background of a weakened psycho-emotional state, the process of adaptation to working days begins. This is the most powerful stress for a person.. In addition to the above factors, it should be noted, that January is the peak of the decline in body resources. This is due to the accumulation of vitamin deficiencies, and also with low daylight hours. January 2021 the year became especially tense due to the difficult epidemiological situation ", - added Maria Mazurina.
In this way, noticed the expert, buying anti stress toys, Russians are looking for ways to deal with the January blues. As data from past years show, already in February we can expect stabilization of the psychoemotional state.
Author: Elizaveta Zharova