Bella Hadid says working with Victoria’s Secret is a power move, but how can it be?
Bella Hadid says working with Victoria’s Secret is a power move, but how can it...

Sarah Finnan

THE CAREER COACH: Seminar 4 Your Work/Life Balance
THE CAREER COACH: Seminar 4 Your Work/Life Balance

IMAGE

WIN a luxury VOYA skincare hamper
WIN a luxury VOYA skincare hamper

IMAGE

COACHING: One-to-one coaching with our career coach
COACHING: One-to-one coaching with our career coach

IMAGE

The IMAGE PwC Businesswoman of the Year Awards 2022 is back!
The IMAGE PwC Businesswoman of the Year Awards 2022 is back!

IMAGE

‘We had our rescue dog Walter brought up for photos’: The small details that made this Irish couple’s wedding truly special
‘We had our rescue dog Walter brought up for photos’: The small details that made...

Shayna Sappington

The Holy Trinity finally have their happily ever afters and Paris couldn’t be happier for Britney and Lindsay
The Holy Trinity finally have their happily ever afters and Paris couldn’t be happier for...

Sarah Finnan

Mastering the art of soft-working: Why these famous artists were more productive in PJs
Mastering the art of soft-working: Why these famous artists were more productive in PJs

Shayna Sappington

This Monkstown home is a serene dream, yet still perfectly suited to the demands of family life
This Monkstown home is a serene dream, yet still perfectly suited to the demands of...

IMAGE Interiors & Living

Satin, sequins, and cerise: Ciara O’Doherty shares her favourite festive outfits
Satin, sequins, and cerise: Ciara O’Doherty shares her favourite festive outfits

Sarah Finnan

Image / Editorial

The Christmas Stress Gender Gap


By IMAGE
13th Dec 2014
The Christmas Stress Gender Gap

person washing pan

Let us guess, this year like every other you have somehow ended up with a Christmas to-do list that could well take until mid-June to complete. Your partner on the other hand, has taken to remaining blissfully ignorant of the imminent Christmas season, destined to have only a stressful ten minute period at approximately 5.45 on Christmas Eve, during which they organise and buy everything their gift list. And every single year, you wish you could have taken less of an essential role in yuletide organisation – although in the back of your mind you know that if you were to do that, Christmas may not?actually happen.

You’re not alone. According to an article by Forbes and a survey of 2,000 people, women will be on average 11% more stressed than men this Christmas.

Despite the fact that the pay gaps between men and women have narrowed (albeit not completely) the division of domestic work, especially around Christmas, isn’t always equal. The tasks of ordering the turkey, decorating the tree, making Christmas dinner, and buying the kids presents aren’t always the ones that will automatically go to the man in your life.

You may have extravagant plans to throw the perfect cocktail party, make a gourmet five course dinner for fifteen people, and plan perfect decadent presents for all your loved ones. However, if you’d honestly prefer to sit by the fire in your slippers with a glass of wine, never forget that that is absolutely perfectly fine, and with the weather we’ve been experiencing, pretty understandable.

Hannah Popham @HannahPopham