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Apr 30, 2018

Preventing mental collapse – Essential Self-Care Tips for Cam girls

Tips for Cam girls Tips for Cam girls on how to deal with mental exhaustion. To be a Camgirl is not an easy job, we all know this.  Having to deal with beggars, scammers, and…

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Tips for Cam girls on how to deal with mental exhaustion. To be a Camgirl is not an easy job, we all know this.  Having to deal with beggars, scammers, and awful people while still being entertaining and enticing to the people who do support you on cam is no easy task. You expend a lot of your emotional energy toward your “clients” and often do not get much back. Because of that at times you feel emotionally exhausted or have a mental collapse.

Many Cam girls take multiple days off from cam, and months even. Because they’ve overextended themselves for the sake of their viewers and have neglected to take good care of themselves physically, emotionally, and mentally. So, what does it take to successfully manage burnout and not get a mental collapse while still maintaining a consistent cam presence and earning enough money?

SELF-CARE

You may think of self-care as taking bubble baths, getting your nails done or getting a massage and while those are all true, self-care may come in very different forms.  It might be disconnecting from social media and phone for a day and experiencing a day without interruptions. It’s giving your body some rest, not just physically, but emotionally and mentally too.

You can think of taking care of yourself as investing in your camming career. The better your self-care and the firmer your boundaries, the more you can achieve without getting exhausted, spreading yourself too thin and eventually burning out. Burnout is not pretty and unfortunately, it’s way too common in camming. It’s hard to get yourself back on cam after a burnout because you may feel resentful, unmotivated and unwilling to put yourself back in the place that caused it. The best way out of this situation is to try to not get into it in the first place.

Start by figuring out how to take care of your basic physical needs.

Prioritizing your sleep is a very important thing. Not sleeping enough will just make you feel more and more irascible. Having a cam schedule and sticking to it is also a good thing to do. That way your body will adjust to that schedule and even if you work nights you won’t feel exhausted every single day. Try to eat as healthily as possible. I know it may seem really appealing to order some junk food after a long camming session but doing that too often will drain your energy and lead to eventual weight gain.

Make sure you go to the doctor for regular checkups and take whatever vitamins/supplements that make you feel better. Try collagen for healthier skin, hair, and nails and melatonin for better sleep. Melatonin is great especially if you work nights. Is a hormone that is produced by the pineal gland and regulates sleep and wakefulness. If you work nights until your body adjusts to that schedule melatonin might help you get a good quality sleep. Exercise is a key component of self-care. Whether it’s going to the gym or just going on daily walks. Is reducing stress levels by producing endorphins.

Emotional self-care involves doing things that make you feel good and keeping your mood stable.

The instability of camming earnings and the up and down nature of this industry does not bode well for emotional stability. Adding the “camming high” after a good night on cam to the list is a recipe for an emotional disaster. Some ways to counteract this is to take time for yourself to relax and reflect on the day and perhaps meditate, journal, or spend time on a relaxing hobby.

You can vent to your fellow camgirls or a supportive friend if you’ve had a bad day on cam. If you’re noticing that you’re feeling bad consistently, it may be a good idea to see a therapist which can improve your mood immensely. It can also help you understand better the people you deal with on a daily basis.

Mental self-care can cover things like doing activities outside of camming that bring you happiness and feeling mentally stimulated. Let’s face it, camming is not exactly the most mentally-stimulating job out there, so you need to take care of that aspect outside of cam.

BOUNDARIES

You need to have realistic expectations of yourself and set firm boundaries about what you will and won’t do. It is very important to learn to say NO. If there are things that you really don’t want to do, just say so. Don’t feel bad about it or think that you just lost a good amount of $. Most people have a big respect for the ones who know their boundaries and act upon them. Saying that you won’t do a certain thing and then do it anyway because the value of the tip you got increased… Will just show that you don’t have integrity. And with money, your clients can get you to do anything they want.

Also, you need to decide how many hours you will be on cam and,  how available you’ll be OFF cam.

I find that the off-cam presence is often the hardest one to be firm on because you might feel that if you don’t give your members enough attention between camming sessions…  they will forget about you and move on.

You can manage this by giving one hour per day or such from your free time to send out some e-mails or messages to your fans. Also, an easy way to balance online and offline presence is with social media. A Facebook post or a Tweet once in a while it can be a great way to keep in touch with your fans. Let them know what are you up to, (a walk in a park with my dog etc).

The members who WON’T be ok with you having some time for yourself are the ones who will always expect too much from you and push your boundaries. Those are people you don’t want to keep around.  You need to have a solid understanding of how much connection outside of cam is ok for YOU. And to stick with it. Boundaries are so crucial to have. And I guarantee that you will have a greater peace of mind when your personal boundaries are not crossed by members. Firm personal boundaries equal a healthy state of mind.