We all know how dramatically life changes when the little ones come along. We go from a life of minimal responsibility to a life where we barely have a moment to think. Long hours at the office, coming home to the kids is certainly the best part of the day, but it also means that there is so much less time for us to relax. However just as important it is for moms to find time to relax and unwind, it is also important that us dads also find some time for ourselves to chill and just have a little fun. So today we are sharing our top ideas on how dads can chill, regain a little sanity and recharge those batteries.
This is something that you can either do alone, or choose to do with your wife. We firmly believe that all parents need to take ‘a night off’ from time to time. Just leave the washing, leave the constant organization, and ignore the work emails and just kick back with a good movie and enjoy some quality sofa time. Once the kids are safely tucked up in bed, throw on your chosen film and truly disconnect from the demands of day to day life. Oh, and try to stay awake.
You into football, rugby or basketball? Regardless, of the type of sports you’re into, one of the best ways that you can relax and have some fun is to organize a sports night with your friends. Whether it is an important match or the final of a big season, getting your friends together is a fantastic way to take the weight off and enjoy a couple of beers and a good game with your mates. You can up the stakes by putting a bet on who you think the winning team will be, you can order in some great takeout food, or you can simply all schlep off to the pub for the game. However, you decide to do it, just being around your friends and getting into an exciting sports match is always the best cure for a spot of ‘daddy exhaustion’.
Golf has been proven to be one of the most relaxing spots on the planet, so if you’re not already a golfer, now could be the time to try. Spending an afternoon walking around a beautiful golf course, taking out any vent up weekly frustrations on golf balls and enjoying a cold beer at the clubhouse afterwards, is a relaxing and enjoyable way to unwind and ensure that you are still spending quality time with your friends.
Sometimes it is literally all we want to do. Getting a good night’s sleep is so important for us to stay on top of our daily responsibilities and to stay positive, healthy and happy. Therefore, if you have designated a night that is going to be all for yourself then perhaps all that you want to do is just curl up in bed, read a good book, or just enjoy a solid night’s sleep. And that really is one of the best ideas that you can have.