Hey dads, when did you last get the opportunity to fully relax of an evening?

It can be difficult to find the time, we know, especially if you bring work home with you, and if you’re constantly making sacrifices for your family, but find the time you must, as you need a little downtime to unwind and reconnect with your thoughts and passions. You will then be a more chilled out dad, one less prone to going to bed with a headache of an evening, and you will be less grumpy too!

So, carve out time in the week or weekend and do those things that will help you relax, be that alone or with your friends and family.

#1: Play video games

Many guys play video games these days, so don’t assume you are too ‘grown-up’ to play. Studies have shown that games are great stress-relievers, so a couple of hours in the evening could be very useful to you. You might want to play games with your kids too, as sitting together on the sofa could be a great way to bond with one another. Just don’t throw a tantrum when you face defeat at the hands of junior!

Of course, we aren’t only talking about gaming consoles, as you can play games on your phone, laptop, or tablet device too. You could also try your hand at an online casino game, as you could bring in a little extra money this way. Check out the following link for loads of free demos to give you practice.

#2: Get creative

Not only can you relax when taking part in a creative hobby, but you could also make money from them if you wanted to. So, if you have a flair with a paintbrush, a way with a camera, or the ability to carve something amazing out of a piece of wood (as just a few examples), spend more time with your creative passions in your free time. They will take your focus away from any stresses you are experiencing within your work and family lives, and you will get the opportunity to accomplish new achievements too. And as we said, you could make money, as websites such as Amazon and Etsy are great places for you to sell your crafts.

#3: Enjoy a physical workout

Exercise is the perfect way to unwind, as a little bit of physical activity is good for relieving stress, clearing your mind, and releasing happiness chemicals into your brain. So, find something you enjoy, be that a cycle ride outside, time in your home gym, or a sport that gives you pleasure, and have fun while improving your health. You don’t have to go it alone, of course, as your family could come with you on your bike rides, and you could create a sports team with your friends. And when you have finished working out, you could take a well-earned rest on the sofa with a refreshing drink and a movie on Netflix, and benefit from a better night’s sleep when you finally hit the pillow.

Thanks for reading!

Greg Kononenko
Greg Kononenko

My name is Greg Kononenko and I am a full-time online blogger and owner of Dad's Hustle. I'm a dad, and my passion is to help other mums and dads to start their own "hustle" and improve the financial future of their families.

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