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5 Manly Hobbies You can Start Today: Take Your Man Card Back


It's time to take your man card back.

You may not be the manliest man in the world, but that doesn’t mean you can’t start some manly hobbies and have a little fun. Men need to have an outlet for their energy. If not,  it will build up inside them and show up as negativity, depression, and anxiety. We don’t want that so listen up. 

Hobbies make men happy and fulfilled and when men are happy, their families are happy too. In this blog, we’re going to talk about 5 activities that every man should try at least once in his life. Who knows? You might fall in love with one, or all of them.

1) Archery

Archery is a great hobby for men to do because it fills that manly void and is very satisfying. Some people think that archery is only good when you’re shooting targets, but this isn’t true at all. Archery as a hobby can also mean going into the woods with some friends or your family and spending time together while hunting. Make sure to spend lots of time at the range first.

It can be an expensive sport if you don’t have someone who’s willing to show you how to use one of these things properly (or even lend their own) so make sure to ask around before investing in any equipment yourself.

2) Boxing

Why boxing? What’s more manly than training to fight? Boxing is a manly hobby because it helps build confidence, discipline, and patience. It’s also good for your health!

  • Boxing can assist with weight loss by building muscle through physical activity
  •  Increases testosterone levels which has positive effects on the brain and body
  • Makes you calmer in stressful situations

Boxing doesn’t have to be expensive either. You could start boxing at home using things from around the house like an old pillowcase full of clothes or even a stuffed animal!

Pretty soon you’ll want to buy gloves though…and maybe even get into sparring matches so don’t forget about headgear! Developing a hobby like boxing takes time to master because it requires coordination of your entire body (and the more coordinated you are, the better), so if this isn’t something that interests you then look for another one on this list instead.

3) Woodworking

Woodworking might just be the next thing you start to obsess over.

This hobby is like a full-on man cave with the smell of sawdust. Men love working with their hands and woodworking is one way to do just that. You can start by getting some scrap lumber from your local hardware store.

One of the best parts of woodworking is the meditative quality. You focus on the task at hand and don’t have to worry about any of your stresses, worries, or deadlines.

You also develop coordination, problem-solving skills, and a sense of satisfaction when you finish.

4) Grilling

We’re not gonna say baking for this list cause that’s just not as manly! (Even though I love to bake)

Grilling is a manly hobby because it’s all about mastering the outdoors.

There are so many ways to grill- from smoking ribs to making stuffed burgers. You’re only limited by your own imagination when it comes to what kind of food or flavor combos you want to try out.

It also gives you an opportunity to show off in front of family and friends.

Sure, grilling might not be as “manly” as building houses or fixing cars, but it’s something that makes you feel accomplished–which is one of the most important things for every man to have in his life.

Interesting Tidbit: Grills were originally used by nomadic groups of people who would stake out their territory around a fire pit. The roasting of meat over an open flame was a good way to prepare food before refrigeration became popularized in households.

5) The final hobby men can start today and reclaim that man card is wood burning.

Wood burning, or pyrography, is a great hobby to get into if you’re not quite ready for woodworking but want to try working with wood in some way. 

This manly hobby is a great way to pass time and get creative.

You can burn onto anything from plaques, bowls, ornaments, spoons-It’s also really easy to teach someone how to do it! Simply find some scrap pieces of wood that are good for beginners (not too thin), buy yourself an inexpensive wood burning tool kit on Amazon  and head over to YouTube for any tutorials if needed. Watch Here

To paint the wood, use markers to jot down your design before applying any tools. Let it dry somewhere with a window nearby so that it will not be in direct sunlight and risk being faded faster.

Wood burners use pen-like searing tools and burn patterns onto blocks of wood while paying attention to detail and having patience when they work at this art form. It may be hard at first but don’t fret because there are numerous online resources available that discuss how to do this sort of thing as well as communities where people can talk about what they’re doing all day long.

Hobbies can serve as a great way to keep your passions alive and relieve stress. However, men often have the additional pressure of being the provider for their families which can make it difficult to find time and energy for themselves. Men need hobbies in order to be fully functioning members of society that are passionate about life! What is your favorite hobby? Let me know in the comments below so our readers might get some inspiration from yours!

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