There’s a big issue in today’s world that many people are not speaking about: Men’s mental health.
There are a lot of pressures on the modern man, and sometimes it can feel a bit like men are walking on eggshells trying to navigate the world as it is, but the most important thing for guys to remember is that they are the only ones who can change things.
Men For Change
Becoming more personally acquainted with themselves and letting their softer side show could be precisely what modern men need to be more confident in a world that is changing rapidly.
Self-care is a great way for men to build confidence and discover a new sense of self along the way. Self-care encompasses a lot of different things, such as mental health as well as hygiene. Here are a few things all men can add to their self-care routine to improve their wellbeing.
Get Your Exercise Routine Sorted
Being out of shape has a negative effect on your self-worth, and poor physical health can have a big impact on your mental health too.
Getting into a good exercise and workout routine is the best way to take the steps necessary to improve your physical and mental wellbeing. The endorphins that are released after exercise can be addictive, and they feel good, so it’s worth giving it a go to see if exercise is the magic ticket to a happier, healthier you.
Try A New Look
There’s an old proverb that says, “a change is as good as a rest.” Give yourself a restful change by sprucing up your wardrobe or your hair for a nice new look.
A new look doesn’t have to be drastic, you can simply style your hair differently or dress a little more formal (or causal) than you would normally do. It’s about pushing the boundaries when it comes to the clothes you wear and the face that you present to the world.
Consider Some Cosmetic Treatments
It might seem like a more drastic option for self-care, but not feeling body-confident can have a hugely detrimental effect on a man’s mental health.
There are all kinds of treatment you might want to consider, from hair transplants like Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) to fine line improvements and possibly more invasive treatments like a nose job or implants.
Book Some Time With Your Buddies
It’s been tough to catch up with your buddies for the last few months, but as covid restrictions are beginning to ease thanks to a vaccine rollout, it’s time to reconnect with your friends
There’s a lot of evidence to suggest that men supporting men is a good thing, so why not take the time now to plan and organise some time with them? It doesn’t have to be long; a simple drink in a bar (when they are reopened) can do wonders for the soul, as could a five-day camping trip off the beaten track!
Have you ever tried a gratitude journal? These little books of thanks are a great way to finish a day, writing five things you’re grateful for that happened during the day. They don’t have to be big things either; even the smallest of gratitudes will do.