Dads – It’s Time To Relax
Let’s get one thing straight, self-care is important for absolutely everyone. The benefits to saving some time to look after yourself really are endless! It can help your self-esteem, reduce anxiety and depression, improve focus, strengthen performance at work, improve sleep and so much more! In fact, it’s proven that self-care can even help improve relationships by reducing stress and making you into a more happy and balanced version of yourself. So Dads, if you think you don’t have time for self-care because you’re focused on the kids’ needs first, then remember – your self-care has a positive impact on them too. Your kids deserve the best version of their dad! So, don’t be afraid to indulge in some self-care. If you’re not used to this self-care stuff, here are some ideas…
Treat yourself to a massage
There are endless benefits to getting a massage. It can reduce stress, increase joint mobility, reduce muscle tension, stimulate the lymphatic system, improve skin tone and so much more! Booking yourself in for a full body massage is one of the best gifts you can give yourself. There are different types of massages, such as sports, deep tissue, trigger point etc, so make sure you choose the right one for you.
Give yourself some downtime to watch a film that you’ve been wanting to watch for ages. There is always time! Wait for the kids to go to bed and give yourself a night off household chores. It’s important to switch off from the outside world from time to time and immerse in another world.
Weekend away with your friends
A weekend away with your friends is the perfect way to re-energise and have a good time. Connecting with your friends will undoubtedly boost your happiness, after all, that’s what friends are for. You’re sure to have a great time laughing and creating memories. It’s proven that spending time with friends increases a sense of belonging and purpose which can effectively improve self-confidence and worth. So, go on, call the lads up and start making some exciting plans that you can all look forward to!
I think we can all agree that hitting the gym regularly has many benefits, physically and mentally. Regular exercise will lower your risk of many diseases such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and many more. It’s also proven to boost serotonin levels in your brain. It will boost your mood as well as helping sleep cycles and mental clarity. It will also improve self-confidence and motivation whilst getting fitter and into your best shape. Live a happy and healthy life is the best form of self-care! Do it for you and your loved ones.
Let me tell you this – real and successful men meditate and are aware of the many benefits it can bring your mind, body and soul. Unfortunately, many men still view it as emasculating. But if this makes you feel any better – The Rock has publicly said that he meditates 2-3 times a week. Don’t let such a silly view prevent you from getting all of the benefits. Go into meditation with an open mind. There are so many myths around meditation, such as you have to be flexible or something has to be wrong with you in the first place. Most of these myths are completely untrue. Try it for yourself and experience the benefits first hand.
Do something you enjoy each day
Whether it’s watching your favourite TV show, painting, reading, playing a game, give yourself time to do one thing a day. This will have a huge effect on your happiness as an individual.