A Stressed Man's Guide to Chilling Out

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Man's Guide to Chilling Out

The way we live today can take a toll on us mentally because it’s all about earning money and working a lot to support ourselves (and our family). There are many bills, duties, obligations and it all leaves us feeling anxious, and the worst thing is that we have little time to just relax and enjoy ourselves, spend time with our family members and friends and do something fun with them or alone. All of us feel under pressure from time to time, but everyone handles it differently. Some people don’t do anything so the intensity just keeps piling up on them. If you still haven’t found a way to chill out, read these several tips on how you can do so. It will help you get rid of the stress and anxiety!

Essential oils and scented candles

Go for some of the most calming essential oils for men and see which one suits you the best. For example, try lavender, rose, vetiver, bergamot, Roman chamomile, neroli, frankincense, sandalwood, ylang-ylang, orange or orange blossom or geranium. This can also help you improve your sleep.

Indulge in massage therapy

Did you know that regular massage can help with anxiety and stress relief? Now that you are familiar with this information, you just have to find the right one for you. From relaxation massage Melbourne to deep tissue massage Melbourne, there’s no doubt it’s gonna be beneficial for you. Your whole body will feel relaxed and it also promotes a healthy lifestyle.

Sports and all kinds of activities

Sports and exercise can help us with a lot of things- looking good, feeling great and they prevent illnesses and serious conditions like depression, making us more immune and stronger. The more active you are, the better results you can expect. It’s perfect if you get to combine this with hanging out with friends, for instance, playing tennis together or doing some other activities. This way, you get to both honor your body and enjoy doing something fun with people you care about, which is also good for relieving stress.

Simple but effective Zen

You can start practicing yoga and Pilates because they are extremely relaxing. With yoga, you can challenge your body and you also work on your mental discipline. If you don’t feel like trying any of these two things, just find a place that calms you down and makes you feel good and peaceful. You can even rent shisha in Sydney, if you come from this city. It’s very soothing and an increasing number of people are using it.

Write down your feelings

Have a notebook for this only and just grab a pen and start writing down everything you feel, because it can be very constructive. You can either record what you're stressed about or turn to a different approach – jot down what you're grateful for. If you do both, it’s even better! You can first face with the negative thoughts then change your focus and delight in the positive ones.

Laugh a lot

There are so many ways you can do it. Watch a comedy or maybe read some jokes. Call a funny friend of yours who always says things that make you laugh and feel great. Try to write something funny yourself. Whatever you do, know that laughter improves your immune system and mood.

Get a pet

Interaction with our pets helps release oxytocin, a brain chemical that promotes a positive mood. If you have a pet, spend more time with it. If you don’t, get one. You can get a dog because they are creatures that always love us unconditionally no matter what and the only thing they care about is making us happy.

Stop procrastinating

If you want to reduce stress, staying on top of your priorities and avoiding procrastination can be of great help. When we leave our obligations for later, we feel stressed because we know there’s something we have to finish. We can’t completely relax and forget about it because it’s always lingering somewhere in our brain, an even subconsciously, it can really bother us.

No matter how busy you are, in order to stay healthy and in good mental condition, you need to find time to do things that you find pleasant. If you like something from this article, do it and just chill for a bit. Your obligations won’t go anywhere, but having fun is very beneficial for our well-being.

Peter is a health writer at Essential Men's Clinic blog. Follow Peter on Twitter for more tips.

5 Perfect Father's Day Gift Ideas

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5 Perfect Father's Day Gift Ideas

Father's Day is a day when we celebrate the paternal role in society and we honor our fathers. What better way to show gratitude than getting them a meaningful gift? Each year, we think a lot about what the perfect gift may be, and in order to help you a bit, we have chosen a few of the perfect gift ideas for any father.

A relaxing massage

We often associate massages and relaxing treatments as gifts for women. However, fathers too need a relaxing time of their own, and a massage is a perfect way to do it. You can buy a men’s massage gift voucher and treat your dad with a men’s deep tissue massage Melbourne or a men’s relaxation massage Melbourne that will take away the pain, soreness, and stiffness he may have. This is a thoughtful gift, since you are caring for their health, and showing that you know how fathers need a special treat once in a while as well. Just get a nice envelope to wrap the certificate in, and we are sure your father is going to love it.

Men’s accessory

If your father is a man who is interested in fashion, you can get him men’s jewelry or an accessory. A wristwatch is the safest choice since most men love them. You should go with classic, timeless designs if you are getting a fashionable watch. Another option is to get him a sports watch, which is a great choice if he is an outdoor enthusiast. One more amazing gift idea is buying personalized cufflinks. Silver, gold, round, or in a specific shape, choose according to his interests and style. You can make it personalized by engraving a date, initials, or his favorite quote.

A trip to his favorite city

What better way of thanking your father for sending all of you on a summer vacation to the seaside, then a trip to his favorite city. It can be a long weekend he can take with your mother, and just enjoy and relax alone. If you are short for ideas, and you are not sure what place to choose, Sydney is one of the best destinations where he can enjoy the beaches, shopping, and even sightseeing. Check out the Maroubra accommodation for his perfect stay, which will make the whole trip even more enjoyable. Don't forget to remind him to bring the camera and send photos of their fun journey.

Concert tickets

If your father is a music lover and appreciates good live music and concerts, you can check online for the concerts nearby, or any live gig around town and buy tickets for it. Of course, you can be his date and treat him to a beer or two. You will show how much you care for him by being with him and enjoying something he loves. Fathers rarely indulge, which is why he will love this. You can even get matching t-shirts with the band’s logo, and make sure that night is unforgettable.

Handy tools

Buying your father tools is maybe a cliché, but if he enjoys DIY projects, or is always fixing things around the house, it is actually the perfect gift. Check the garage for the things he doesn’t have. A drilling kit, a Swiss army knife, mini bike tool, gloves, car vacuum, or even a flexible extension screwdriver will all help him fix everything more efficiently and safely. Pack it in a nice box which he can use as storage, maybe add a bow top of the box, and we guarantee he will love it.

The most important thing to think about when buying a Father’s Day gift is what he will love. It is more important to invest time and effort than money, which will show him how much you care. Be creative, explore a bit, and remember, dads, like to feel special as well.

Peter is a health writer at Essential Men's Clinic blog. Follow Peter on Twitter for more tips.