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.

Men’s Guide to Planning a Perfect Summer Vacation

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Planning a winter getaway from Melbourne?

A perfect vacation is vital for every hard-working man. You want to spend those free days doing exactly what your heart desires. However, there are a few things you should solve before the flight. Therefore, here is a guide with all the crucial steps you should not forget or avoid if you want to fully enjoy your trip.

Choose the destination

Whether you are travelling solo or with your family or friends, it is essential to pick the destination carefully. Especially if you have some company, you should talk to the others, and choose the place you all love and where you will have a great time together. First, define how you want to spend most of the time (sunbathing, sightseeing, etc.), and then pick the destination that fits those wishes and needs.

Plan where to go and define the budget

Keep one thing in mind – you don’t have to plan 24 hours of each day and stick to it. On the contrary, you are going on vacation to enjoy, and a strict plan doesn’t fit that idea. However, deciding which places are crucial to visit is essential. Not only because you don’t want to find yourself lacking time, but also because you also have to define the budget and save enough money for each of these locations. Therefore, choose the places and areas you want to visit, and then, together with your companions, define the optimal amount of money for each of these visits.

Book the flight and find accommodation

Even though this seems like an obvious step in the planning process, it is important to think about both of these factors in time. Especially when it comes to accommodation. You’ll be left with only a few choices if you don’t reserve your hotel or hostel room on time. Regarding the flight, you don’t want to spend too much money on it. The only way to avoid that is to think about this step a few months earlier and buy cheap tickets for suitable flights.

Check your passport and travel insurance

Checking the expiration date in your passport might even be the first step in the planning process. Furthermore, many countries have a law that says that your passport has to be valid for six months beyond your date of stay. Also, do not forget to check if you need a specific visa for your destination. All these steps are annoying, but it is essential to think about each of them in time. Another crucial point is to minimize the risks of traveling. Do not go anywhere without travel insurance! It is just not worth the risk because you never know what could go wrong. That is the fact, unfortunately. You can always get sick or injured, your luggage and passport could be stolen, or you might have to cancel your trip unexpectedly. Again, do not underestimate this step!

You don’t need a lot of clothes

Last, but not the least relevant, packing is usually the most frustrating thing for men. You know that you won’t need much stuff, but still, it is not that easy to decide what the necessities are. Depending on your destination and the length of your trip, pack only the stuff which is irreplaceable and essential. No more than that. Also, don’t forget the gadgets – your laptop, power bank, adapters, chargers, etc.

Remember, pleasure is the primary goal of a vacation. To enjoy each day of your trip, you should think about all these steps in time. That way, you won’t have to worry about anything, and you’ll be able to rest your brain and free it from unnecessary stress.

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