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Why its important for Dads to self care

why its important for dads to self careSelf-care is essential for your physical well-being and ultimately your sense of happiness every day. Without self-care, your relationships with others can be hurt or less than satisfactory. There are countless forms of self-care that do not need to cost a cent!

A lot of us have such a variety of obligations in life that we neglect to look after ourselves. This is especially valid for fathers (separated or not) who work year round to support their family and children. They have countless responsibilities and spend most of their time working in order to make sure their family remains provided for. Such a lifestyle doesn’t leave even the smallest time for a father to care about himself or dedicate anytime to his hobbies. Individuals who disregard their own particular needs and neglect to prioritize themselves are at threat of more levels of stress, low self-esteem, and feelings of sadness.

mens-head-massageWith the absense of self-care we are all less ready to handle the stress that comes our way because we’re drained physically and lacking any passion. Then again, put in a more positive manner, we are stronger and more ready to handle life’s stress when we are feeling our best both physically and mentally. A massage or a different type of spoiling will revive you all around.

Once in a while people who invest their energy just dealing with others can be at danger for getting worn out on all the giving, which makes it harder to care for others or themselves. Did you know that intentionally  taking care of yourself can improve you as a caretaker for others. Showing others that you care for yourself can remind you and others that you and your needs are essential, as well. Having a very much cared-for body can make you like yourself and your life, and passes on to others your best version of you.

So what precisely is self-care? Self-care is a way to deal with living that joins practices that invigorate you, recharge your own inspiration, and help you develop as a happy man. Making time for yourself every day is essential in looking after vitality and general well-being. There are three segments of self-care: physical, mental/enthusiastic, and profound.

Physical self-care is likely the clearest form of self-care. Going to the Gym consistently, going out for a walk, swimming laps are all great examples of physical self-care. Keeping up a dynamic way of life can help your safe framework, it builds endorphin’s (the “happy” hormone), diminishes stress, and can increase your self-confidence

mental self care is as importantMental self-care is just as important. It is simply doing the things you like to do, such as going to the footy, having lunch at a favorite restaurant, meditation, talking to family or friend who cares about you. For somebody suffering mental issues it can be more complex, this may incorporate professional support with regular sessions with a mental health professional, joining a support group, and spending time with friends and family.

Whatever self-care you feel works for you, do and do it often.


  1. wayne says:

    Wow that is so true when you think about it we as men carry heavy loads daily and sometimes little appreciation is shown

  2. Scott says:

    Yup. Too true. Frankly no one gives a shit about men…especially the women in our lives. For all the self promotional BS they like to spin about being the more empathetic, caring sex, any guy who’s had difficulties in life and been with a woman at the time for more than 5 mins will tell you that the most support youll get off them is a brief token before they swiftly turn the focus back onto their own needs. In short, (as always in life!) look out for, and after, yourselves gents; no one else will.