6 Self-Care Ideas for Men

 Man getting a massage

Man getting a massage

It's important to take care of yourself, especially in this modern life of always being connected and rushed around from one activity to the next. Sometimes it feels like there's no a lot of time to just relax, but it's crucial to your health to take some much-needed time for yourself. 

Women spend considerable more time doing self-care activities like getting a pedicure, scheduling a regular hair cut and color, or soaking in a big bubble bath, but for some reason men are hesitant to do this for themselves. However, we argue that a regular self-care routine is a good idea for men and women as it can help with stress, mental health, and can increase your levels of happiness. 

If you're a man who is struggling to give yourself a little TLC, we have a few ideas for you to get started. Remember, it's not self-indulgent—you're just taking good care of yourself!

Schedule a Massage

Scheduling a massage may feel pretty indulgent, but massages have been scientifically proven to help anxiety, digestive disorders, headaches, insomnia related to stress, soft tissue strains or injuries, and sports injuries. 

Get a Pedicure

Pedicures are more than just getting color on your toes—they also exfoliate dead skin, trim and shape your nails, and give you a relaxing foot massage toward the end. And don't worry, you're not required to paint your toenails at the end! 

Meditate

Meditation may seem like it's en vogue right now, but people have been meditating for centuries to clear their minds and be more mindful. Meditation doesn't necessarily mean that you have to sit still for hours in a room alone, either. You can meditate on your drive to work, before your next meeting, or after you get home from work.

Eat Healthy and Excercise

Everyone loves junk food and to binge watch Netflix on the weekends, but getting into the habit of that every day isn't going to make us happy or healthy. Taking the time to care for yourself regularly—eating right, exercising, drinking plenty of water—is the ultimate form of self-care. 

Read a Good Book

When is the last time that you sat down and actually read a good book? No, we're not talking about a magazine or an article on your phone, or your friend's Twitter thread. Reading a book is good for stress relief and is almost a form of meditation in and of itself. Go visit your public library or pick up a good title at your local bookstore and sit down with it for an evening. You'll be surprised at how great you feel after a few chapters. 

Take the Time to Groom 

For some reason, a lot of guys just don't have the desire or the know-how to properly groom themselves. Whether it's taking the time to get a regular hair cut, applying a daily moisturizer to your skin, or purchasing some bath products that are a little more luxurious than a bar of regular soap, it's important to groom yourself so that you can feel more confident. 

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