When was the last time you had fun, felt entertained, or enjoyed doing something as a man? A wild guess – you don’t even remember, or maybe it was a long time ago, and that’s probably why you’re reading this post currently. Life has suddenly become monotonous and predictable in this 21st century, and everyone seems to be focused on doing things that pay the bills while forgetting to have fun alongside.
These days, the schedule of an average man is to follow a strict program day in and day out without pausing to pay attention to their own needs. Living like this doesn’t seem right because it results in feeling burnout quickly, tired, bored, and stressed. That’s not healthy. Regardless of what you do, you must make room for fun because having fun is one of the factors for a happy life.
Scientifically, when you have fun, your body releases dopamine. This neuro-molecule makes you happy, cheerful, and optimistic to cope with your most stressful feelings. As the old saying goes, ‘all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.’ If you’ve been pondering on which fun activities you can engage in, you’re in luck. This article will list seven of them. So, stay tuned!
Watching Your Favorite Sport
When you’re much younger, you’d probably have engaged in a couple of sporting activities and been passionate enough to watch and follow them. Well, you’re no longer as young as you used to be and probably busier, which rules out the possibility of you engaging in your favorite sport often. However, in its stead, you can remain passionate about your favorite sport by watching it.
Watching your favorite team compete doesn’t only cause anxiety; it also causes feelings of pleasure. These feelings create adrenaline and dopamine in the body, which could make you more optimistic. If you are one of those who fancy speculating on sports results, you may also add some betting to the mix for a bit more excitement and a chance to win real money. For instance, you can bet on the NFL if football is your favorite sport.
If you want quality time with family or a group of friends while still getting the adrenaline rush, paintballing might be the way to go. It can also be an excellent activity for people who don’t have the time to hit the gym or want to shake things up and get intense exercise outside their regular workout routine.
Since this activity requires planning and making strategies with other people and successfully executing them, it can also be an avenue to work on your teamwork. Paintballing can also be one of the best ways to vent your frustrations without the risk of hurting others.
Not only is this activity fun, but it’s also a full-body workout. It involves crawling, sprinting, diving, dodging and shooting. Although the activity is not that dangerous, getting hit by a paintball can be a tad painful. So, you should be prepared for possibly being hit with a couple of paintballs or if you are skilled enough not get hit by any.
Bodybuilding and Weightlifting
Bodybuilding and weightlifting are popular activities among many men. Not only do they help them get into shape and stay healthy and fit, but it also helps them have a healthy mind.
Besides the benefit of hitting the gym to blow off some work steam, bodybuilding and weightlifting can help you develop a positive self-image if you have low self-esteem and confidence. As your body shape becomes leaner and more muscular or you begin to lose weight, your positive self-image will increase.
Let’s not forget the interactions you’ll also get with fellow men when you workout at the gym. So, look for a good gym, register, and find a good trainer, and you’re on the right track.
Target Shooting is another fun activity you can engage in as a man. Most men are thrilled by anything involving action, like action movies, rigorous and challenging activities, etcetera. The ability to properly manage guns, fire them, and clean them is almost the perfect activity to get into.
Furthermore, the constant practice of firing a weapon at an object doesn’t only improve your shooting accuracy but it is also stress-relieving. Firing a weapon has its way of reducing accumulated stress with each launched bullet. No doubt, target shooting can be intimidating as a beginner, but with constant practice with the right help you may get good at shooting well in no time.
As a child, you probably couldn’t get enough of car races on the television. You probably couldn’t wait until you had grown up to start intense driving at full speed. But then, you grew up, and life had other plans. If driving a car at full speed gives you the rush, you can still engage in it. The fun, intensity, challenge, and sense of danger can pump your adrenaline.
Whether you want to compete professionally or not, car racing can be a tad expensive. But then, if you have the money and the time, it’s worth pursuing. If you don’t have the money, you can compete with your best bud at a deserted road or track whenever you can.
Rock climbing may be the thing for you if you find the idea of getting to a greater height very appealing. Or maybe you’re tired of the same old workout routine and need something more intense with a bit more excitement. Although this activity requires a lot of energy and physical stamina, men from different age groups may engage in it.
Rock climbing is very physically demanding as you need to rely on your muscle and grip strength in addition to the hardness of the rock and the quality of your climbing rope. Also, it works both your mind and body and trains you to be creative and think outside the box.
Rock climbing is thrilling and can help you learn how to handle pressure in a low-risk environment. It’s also an avenue to work on self-improvement since the activity demands you to compete with yourself continuously.
Boxing is another good activity to engage in if you want to lose weight and build strong muscles. Since it involves full-body exercise, it is a great workout activity.
In addition to being fit, you’ll also have good knowledge about proper fighting techniques, which could make you feel more confident and secure. Plus, this knowledge may come in handy for self-defense.
No law states that adulthood must be boring. As a man, you need to work to pay bills, but you also need to enjoy yourself and have fun when you can. We have examined seven activities you can engage in that may add more fun to your life as a man.
You can pick as many of these activities as possible and add them to your hobbies, depending on your personality and preferences. However, ensure you have enough time for your other commitments.