Have you ever wondered why so many companies give away promotional stress balls? Particularly at this time of the year? It can seem like a silly product to give away, but if you've got kids at home for the half-term, then this can become clear.
The Science Behind Stress Balls
Believe it or not, there is some really good science behind using the stress ball. Psychological research suggests that if we are under stress, we take information through one of two channels. This can either be the basic channel that includes sights, sounds, and smells, or the intellectual channel which allows our brains to make sense of what's going on, putting into words and a context we can talk about.
According to research, large parts of our brains are dedicated to processing information which comes from our hands. This means that by squeezing a stress ball in our hands, we are using up more 'brain cycles', which can help with stress. So, by using your hands to squeeze a stress ball you can mute the stress you are feeling as your anxiety or stress is redirected into the stress ball.
Using Promotional Stress Balls In Your Marketing Campaigns
The shape of the object you are holding isn't important, this means it doesn't have to actually be a ball shape. It can be any shape, for example, a stress telephone, stress house, almost every industry can find a shape that will be relevant. At Total Merchandise, we have a large selection of promotional stress balls and promotional stress toys, which means your product will always be unique.
School holidays are just one of the key stresses in a person's life. If you are a working parent, then it's having to arrange childcare for your children through the holidays which can prove stressful. Even as a stay at home parent it can be stressful as you need to keep your children occupied at all times. The current half term only lasts one week, but we are just two months away from the Summer holidays which lasts up to six weeks!
This means there is plenty of stress yet to come for parents, as they try to find activities which will keep the children suitably occupied. So why not give them a hand, by providing them with some promotional stress balls to make their lives that little bit easier?
Total Merchandise has a wide range of promotional stress toys available - browse in full and contact us today for your bespoke quote.
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