I saw the following link and was inspired: Men Need to Do Self Care More Often
Self-care was the trend of 2018, and while more than half of millennial women made it their priority, many men have yet to embrace it. Perhaps put off by misleading notions of candlelit bubble baths and yoga, it’s time that men see self-care for what it is; listening to your body and taking care of your mental and physical wellbeing.
Let's be real, the best self care for men is to toughen up mentally first, then relax. A man isn't going to get anywhere with a weak will. We absolutely *MUST* be mentally resilient.
As for relaxing and self care in general.. well, men are different in that regard. A bubble bath isn't going to help all that much. Here are my ideas for men.
A lot of men get anxious and feel worthless if they can't get laid. Sex is very, very important to most men, and I'm saying this is someone who personally can get by with masturbation.
Sex will validate us on a deep, primal level. To be lusted after by women (or men if you like that) is amazing and really solidifies our success as men.
I know it's primal, and seem silly, but that's just how it is for men. Most women don't have that same importance placed on sex.
2. Smoke weed!
This one is an obvious way to take a load off, but can be expensive and weak minds will get psychologically addicted or bitch and moan about this suggestion.
3. Workout and feel physically powerful, listen to music that pumps your adrenaline.
Us men love to feel in control and powerful, like we'd crush most threats. It's important for a man *NOT TO FEEL HELPLESS*.
We evolved to not be as dependent as women. Women can afford to have a man protect them, while men will have nobody to protect them but themselves in most cases.
I took Martial Arts for 11 years and it does work. Focus on breathing in through your nose, and out through your mouth. Empty your mind of thoughts and emotions. Clean the slate and take control of yourself.
Control your emotions or they will control you.
5. Have at least one person you can tell anything to, one person who loves you for who you are.
We're supposed to be strong but even the strongest among us are only human. We're a social, group species, so having our social needs for filled is a fantastic help.
6. Take care of your body.
Be healthy, get enough sleep, etc and such things will do a great amount for your mental health. What more needs to be said on this?
That's all folks. I hope men found this useful and women learned more about men.