According to a recent research, stress is more likely to cause depression in men than in women. In fact, men are “50% more vulnerable to the long-term effects of stress.” It’s possible that this is happening because men are less expressive with their emotions. Because of current gender differences in society, men are less likely to talk about their “weaknesses.” Unfortunately, this practice can lead to harmful long-term effects.
So, what can we do about this?
In addition to learning a healthier approach to negative emotions, men need to pay special focus on self-care too. This can help them cope when stressful life events are thrown their way. Men need to find healthy habits that will help them deal with negativity. This can be simple things that have a huge impact on men’s emotional and mental health.
We need to lovingly encourage men to sit back, relax and graciously deal with stressful life events.
There are a thousand things you can do to encourage your man to deal with stressful life events in a much healthier way. Here are our suggestions.
Sweat Away The Stress - Just let him punch the bag or lift those weights or run on the treadmill. A high-intensity workout can help men release stress. It is known to help release tension and stabilize mood as well. If he’s experiencing sleeping problems because of anxiety, exercise can help too. The benefits of moving around and getting a healthy amount of physical activity can’t be overemphasized. That gym membership he’s been eyeing might be worth the price, after all.
Let Him Vent Out - It’s important to ask him about the problem, but don’t be too pushy or he might just clam up again. Listen without judgement. Unless you are asked explicitly, don’t even offer advice. Just let him vent out and try to ask the right questions that can help him figure out what’s wrong with his current situation.
Let Him Spend Time With Friends - It’s best to just let him do what he wants for a while. Hanging out with his friends is a good distraction that can help him forget about stress even for just a couple of hours. Encourage him to watch that live basketball game or to play computer games with his friends. You can even encourage him to invite his friends over and have a mini party at home.
Cook His Favorite Comfort Food - We all know that the stomach is the way to a man’s heart. It can be the way to help him deal with stress too. Whenever he’s stressed out, cook him a nice meal that will remind him of good times. It’s okay to occasionally indulge in fatty and oily food, but also work on giving him something nutritious and delicious too.
Fix A Nice Bath For Him - Most women know about the calming effect of a nice and relaxing bath. There is simply something magical about soaking away stress in the tub. Usually, men see bath as nothing more than a grooming ritual, but if you play your cards right, you can turn it into something extremely relaxing. You might need to shop for all the essentials because it’s unlikely for him to spend hours searching for the perfect shampoo, but all your effort is going to be worth it in the end.
Encourage Him To Use Epsom Salt Bath
Ever heard of Epsom salt? It’s made from Magnesium and Sulfate, and is known to help increase energy levels, soothe aching muscles, detoxify the body and even smoothen skin. There is a long list of benefits that he can enjoy simply by taking a bath.
We have a special Gentleman’s Soak enhanced with Cedarwood Essential Oil, Eucalyptus Essential Oil, Frankincense Essential Oil, & Peppermint Essential Oil to help your man enjoy awesome aromatherapy benefits as well. We only use 100% pure essential oils, so you can be absolutely confident that there are no harmful materials in your bath.
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