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The holidays have always been known to add stress to our normal routines, but now in the face of a pandemic, we need to be proactively managing our stress to prevent it from impacting our health and our immunity.

Stress is a killer. Linked to a host of systemic disease and chronic illnesses, stress also impacts daily life in much more insidious ways. Daily stress can easily manifest as anger or frustration. It can lead to anxiety and depression. It can shut us down completely.

Here are 3 ways to help you keep your stress in check.


Gratitude is a practice that has been associated with an increase in happiness and improved well-being. Find at least one thing you are grateful for every day. Friends, family, good health, your pets… they’re all reasons to give thanks. Shift your focus to the things that make you happy and let go of the things you can’t control. Stop comparing yourself to others and if you catch yourself grumbling about something, work to reframe it in a way that’s more positive.


Self-care is more than physically taking care of yourself (brushing your teeth, washing your hair, etc.). It’s something that refuels us like making time for a facial or spending an afternoon with friends. If it makes you feel good, make time for it! One of the reasons we founded RejuvenationMD® was to help people feel more confident. We love hearing how things like BOTOX® Cosmetic or CoolSculpting® has changed someone’s perception of themselves. It’s inspiring to see patients transform after taking time for self-care.

Yes, life is busy, but remember that self-care isn’t selfish. Carve time to do whatever inspires and empowers you.

Great Sex

Sex really is the ultimate stress reliever. Not only does it release endorphins and other mood-elevating hormones, but it’s also a cardiovascular exercise (read that again!). Physical intimacy with your partner improves communication, enhances your emotional connection, and strengthens your bond. Don’t you feel more confident and relaxed when you and your partner are more connected?

If sex stresses you out, schedule a discreet consultation with one of our physicians. We offer proven solutions that increase lubrication, enhance orgasms, improve erections, and more.

Don’t stress over sex, use sex to destress. From diVa® to the O-Shot, P-Shot, and P-Wave, we’ll help you reclaim your confidence.

Shift Your Mindset

Time that was once spent enjoying the company of others is now limited and distanced. The strain of adjusting to this new way of life, particularly as the holidays approach, can seem overwhelming. Remember that this will pass. Focus on the areas of your life that you can control; take time for self-care, great sex, and don’t forget to find at least one thing to be grateful for every day.

Call our Burlington office at (360) 982-2620 or our Bellingham office at (360) 685-8408 to schedule a confidential consultation today.