The internet is full of blogs and articles that encourage women to partake in important, restorative acts of self-care, but sadly there is still something of a reluctance for the same notions and attitudes to be highlighted so aggressively for men. We all have the same kinds of potentially stressful and tiring responsibilities in life, so why not make the act of self-care and paying attention to one’s mental and physical health a universal one rather than just a female one?
With this in mind, we have put together a list of ways that men can discover to take care of themselves. You should never underestimate the importance and benefits of carving out some time and activities just for yourself!
Up Your Personal Grooming Game
Something that men can certainly learn from women is that the better your body feels, the better your mind will feel in turn. Male grooming might not be the ‘sexiest’ of topics but it is nevertheless one that can really make a difference. And grooming doesn’t just mean moisturising your skin. Invest in a great quality hair trimmer that can be used on all areas of your body, even the most sensitive areas, and you will find yourself getting into a healthy routine that keeps your hygiene on point. For a hint in the right direction, here is one of the best electric trimmers for balls we have found!
Make The Effort To Meet Up With Friends
As we get older, life tends to get in the way of things like regular socialising. If you have fallen into a rut of not seeing as many people outside of work as you used to, then make the effort to reconnect with some of your best buddies and make plans to see each other. The benefit to mental health that being around good friends can have is almost unrivalled.
Discover A New Form Of Physical Activity
If you aren’t particularly a ‘gym bro’, it doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be looking to do any kind of physical activity at all. Something that a lot of men are doing of late is exploring the options for group sport clubs. You don’t have to be skilled in your chosen discipline. It is the taking part that counts and the sense of comradery that is created by joining a team can be really beneficial.
Start Writing A Journal
Though keeping a journal has traditionally been seen more as a ‘feminine’ activity undertaken by teenage girls in romantic comedies, the process of writing down and recording your feelings on a day to day basis can be really helpful in deciphering what makes you feel good and what makes you feel bad. Having a physical record to look back on over time can also provide a great sense of well-being about how far you have come in your personal or professional life.
Find A Passion
If you feel like you have a lot of restless energy, try to find an outlet for it that can turn the restlessness into productivity. This could be anything from reading to cooking to hiking to painting and more. Not only does a new hobby boost brain power, it can also boost confidence and lead to a much higher sense of mental wellbeing that is so important for men to have and maintain.
Your mental health is just as important as your physical health. Pay attention to both to enjoy a better sense of overall well-being.