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Hey, Pampering is for Men Too. Here’s Why.

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The commercial image of pampering and self-indulgence involves floral essence, manicures, and cucumbers over the eyes, set in a lush, lady paradise. I mean, it makes sense that a man could enjoy these things, but at first mental glance—you see a woman, don’t you?

It’s not anyone’s fault. This inclination to think of luxury relaxation as a woman’s deal is a subconscious trick that may be depriving many of the men we know of the joys of pampering. A lot of guys aren’t used to hearing things like: “Take some time for you, man.”But they absolutely should.

Men Are Ready for Some Pampering

The number of men who are seeing pampering or relaxing as a priority is climbing. Almost half of the reported spa clientele is male. Innovative spas are making special efforts to appeal to the male relaxation market and making it more mainstream.

Let’s look at why you, GR8 guy, need some pampering too.

You Need to Recharge

Even the men who claim they’ll sleep when they’re dead need a little reset at times. It’s great to see someone who shows up even when they’re tired, but after a while, it can be draining to show up on empty continuously. Everyone needs a recharge to show up as their best self.

To Connect with Yourself

Time spent relaxing and doing things that warm the soul is necessary for everyone. This type of self -care is just the avenue for a guy who doesn’t ordinarily set aside time to check in with himself and understand how he is feeling. It will help to foster a more compassionate inner dialogue with himself and making self-soothing a habit.

You Need to Connect with Others

The man who connects with himself through caring for himself is a man who is likely capable of connecting with and caring for others. A stable connection with the self is the foundation for carrying on stable and healthy relationships with others.

To Set Yourself Straight

Besides recovering from the wear and tear of life, keen relaxation and time dedicated to indulging may be just the thing standing between a guy who can’t make up his mind and clarity.

Self-Care for Men

Taking time to recharge, connect, and stabilize should always be your priority. You must understand that you’re entitled to this time so that you can show up as your best self, for yourself.

You know what they say, it’s every man for himself—for others.

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Amanda is a GR8NESS contributing writer who lives in celebration of self care, and endeavors to approach all things with a student mentality. Her love for the study of self-development is rooted in fitness, holistic wellness, and skin care. She is an advocate for mental health; and hopes to connect others to their own way of daring to care.
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