Winter can be a bleak time of year for us all. It’s cold, dark and after the festive period, there’s not a whole lot to look forward come the beginning of the year. Webcam model sites see an increase around this season because people have a little more time on their hands. However, it can also be very lonely when you’re the girl behind the screen.
You’re not alone if you prefer to cosy up and hide away until the brighter days of Spring, but it is essential that you are staying connected this Winter and not just working away behind the scenes. Here we look at a few simple ways that cam models can ensure social and emotional connection this new year.
Around this time of year, webcam model sites are busy and there is always the incentive to work. Maybe money is a little tight after Christmas, or you’re bored and haven’t got many plans – camming for a bit won’t hurt… Of course, being your own boss and flexibility to work is fantastic, but it’s important that you plan ahead and are consistent with the times you set to work and the time that is designated for you.
Having a schedule ensures that you are connecting with yourself, your friends and family because you know exactly when you are working and what you plan to do. It’ll help you to feel confident and in control. Spending days and days online and then another stint of days recovering from the late nights is not healthy, so set your dates and times in moderation. This way, you can divide and devote your time towards an equal work/life balance.
Don’t Isolate Yourself
Whilst you do socialise on webcam model sites, everyone needs proper face-to-face, friendly interactions. Don’t underestimate the impact it has on your psyche. It’s easy to get into that working hole, especially after the last 18 months, but by working and staying in, you’ll quickly isolate yourself. Go see your friend for coffee, pop round to a family member’s for dinner – have a routine of getting out and seeing people on different days of the week. It’ll ensure you are staying connected and not spending this winter home alone.
Self-care is so important and it’s imperative that you listen to your body. If you’re tired and don’t want to cam this evening, don’t. Similarly, if you’re too tired to go out this evening, don’t. Connecting with your own mind, body and soul and giving them what they need is just as important as seeing others. Whether it’s a short exercise class or ten-minute meditation session, take the time out to do these for yourself. Exercise and mindfulness are great for balancing and improving your mood too! Have a pamper evening, a pizza and film night or have a clear out in light of the new year – whatever self-care looks like to you, take the time out and do it!
If you ever find the working day tough, connect with those who know exactly what you’re going through via the phone or online. Webcam model sites bring together the best in the business – who better to talk to if you have a problem? Don’t keep your emotions hidden, express them in a healthy way. Confide in a girlfriend who’s in the know if you’re having a hard day, there are also forums discussing interesting and relevant topics within the adult industry and of course, we at OTR Models are always here to help.
Remember, You’re Not an Agony Aunt
Although talking to your clients can play a part in staying connected this winter, it’s on a professional basis as part of your job. Never feel any pressure to become a ‘real friend’, met up, or feel you have to carry the burden of anything your client tells you. Clients come to Webcam model sites because they want to feel a sense of connection and sometimes, there are times when they forget that this is your career, not your identity. You always have to the power to say no and steer things in a different direction. If you’re ever unsure, we are available to talk to 24/7.
Get in Touch
Thinking of becoming a one of our cam models? We’d love to hear from you. Here at OTR Models, we’re professional cam girls ourselves. We can help you with any questions you might have and support you on your journey! Contact us today or take a look at our Instagram @offtherecord_models for more information.