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Men Need Quality Time, Too!

February 13, 2017 by  
Filed under Health, Opinion, Tech/Internet, Weekly Columns

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(ThyBlackMan.comAfter working our busy jobs, and getting home only to find out that some housework needs to be finished, DIY jobs need doing, and the children are eager to play games with you, we can end up pretty exhausted and feeling like we have no longer got any free time to ourselves. If you are a father, then it is understandable that in your spare time you want to spend as much of your day with the children and your other half – doing fun things, getting out together and reconnecting. If you are not a dad, though, things can be just as busy: spending time with your partner, dating, adding bits and bobs to the house through your DIY skills. Whether you’re a dad or not, then being a man can be a busy and sometimes overwhelming facet.

Therefore, it is essential that each of us carve out some quality time for ourselves. Some ‘me’ time can really help us de-stress from our busy lives and allow us some time to reflect, declutter our minds and give us some space (everyone needs a bit of every now and then). 

Whether your ‘me’ time is taking up a hobby, or continuing with a hobby (sports and going to the gym are great ways to allow your mind and body to de-stress), reading a book that you have wanted to read for a while, watching some movies or TV or spending some time in a room you have dedicated to your DIY projects (if you are lucky enough to have a space, or a man cave, you can find different ideas on how to spruce it up on http://blog.dudepins.com/mans-cave-ideas-mancaves).

Being a man is a broad term, which many people have different connotations for and have their own ideas on what it means, but it is essential – if you are a family man – that you give enough time to your children and your other half. At the end of the day, your family is what makes you and is why you choose to live such a busy life, and without your family around it will be difficult for you to amend to a life where they are not in it. So, make sure they see enough of you, and that you take your quality time after the children have gone to bed or you have spent a suitably substantial time with them. You do not want to be a vacant male figure in your household.

Ensuring you have enough time dedicated to yourself is an important aspect of life. You do not want to get over run with daily chores, your job and other parts of life which crop up from time to time (like bills, shopping etc). If you do end up becoming overly stressed, this will only have a negative impact on your life as a whole and can lead to you becoming unhappy – and when anyone is feeling unhappy, then their lives could start to unravel.

Staff Writer; Steve Wall


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