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Self Care CAL – Men Need Self Care Too…

I was reminded this week that men need self care too so I wanted to write a post about this. In my opinion, there’s not a lot that men can do that women can’t and vice versa but I thought I’d share some blokey things you could do.

Build a man cave. – If you don’t have one, you need one! Unless you live on your own, in which case your whole flat is man cave! If you’re living with people it could be the spare room or a shed in the garden. Or a cubby hole under the stairs! Be crative! Things you could include are:

  • Tools.
  • A fridge for beer.
  • A comfy chair.
  • A television or radio.
  • A footstool.
  • A table.
  • Anything tht makes you happy!

Spend time in your man cave. – It’s your space so you can relax and do things that you like!

Tinker! – Anyone who’s a fan of NCIS knows about Gibbs’ basement and the age old auestion of “How does he get the boat out?” Tinkering is good for the soul. When I tinker, I download our bank statements and work out how we’ve spent our money. Some people maintain cars while others garden or do woodwork.

Play some music. – Put your favourite CD on and sing at the top of your voice! Or you could dig your dusty guitar out of the corner and have a little jam.

Have a hair cut. – Everyone loves a new hair style and they do say that a change is as good as a rest!

Pay someone to give you a hot towel shave. – RiverSystem likes going to the barbers and having a hot towel shave. He says it’s really relaxing.

Have a Massage. – Massages aren’t just for women. A massage is good for helping you to relax. It’s also good for getting rid of that niggly pain in your back!

Have a man date. – Call your friends and go out for a few drinks together. It’s always fun to have a good time with your mates!

There are plenty of other things you can do to look after yourself. Self Care is a perssonal thing so you can do whatever makes your heart glad!


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