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A lot of men feel unable to really be men these days. The reasons for that are no doubt diverse and complex, and beyond the scope of this article. But something that all men can hope to work on throughout their lives is trying to become more masculine, in whatever way that suits them and whatever that might mean for them. If you are a man who feels that you are somewhat out of touch with your masculinity, then you are not alone. But it’s important to bear in mind that not all is lost, and there are plenty of things that you might be able to do if you want to regain a sense of your own masculinity. In this article, we are going to take a look at some of the best activities for ensuring that you can get back in touch with your own masculinity. All of these are bound to help.

Start A Sports Club

There is no doubt that sports play a central role in the ability to feel masculine. If you are keen to try and feel your masculinity more strongly, then you will find that playing sports of different kinds is a great way to do that. It doesn’t even matter what the sport is, but those with a particularly competitive edge are likely to be especially good for these purposes, and team sports are likely to come out on top for that reason too – plus the fact that in teams you get a chance to bond more with your fellow man.

So sports are great, but something that is even better is if you make a point of starting up your own sports club. Doing this ensures that you are going to be partaking in that sport regularly, thereby fixing it as a point in your schedule which you know you will attend and which is going to help for these purposes here. But it also means that you are effectively in charge of something, and that leadership role is something that you will find particularly useful and powerful as a means of getting more in touch with your own masculinity. When you have a group of people to lead, you feel more like a man, and it’s a great feeling to have.

It’s simple to get started. Just find a sport you love, one you think others will love too, and find somewhere you can practice it regularly. It might help if you have a baseball lineup card or something to put names down, and you will want to get all the necessary equipment and so on early on. However you do it, starting a sports club is a great way to get more in touch with your own masculine self.

Travel Solo

Travelling is one of life’s greatest joys and pleasures, and it is known to broaden the mind and improve your sense of what it means to be human. But something that is often less discussed is that it is a great means of getting in touch with your masculinity – but only if you make a point of doing it alone. Travelling solo is something that everyone should do at least once in their life, ideally a fairly lengthy trip out of your comfort zone so that you can really make it something of a challenge. As it turns out, it’s something that can really help you to be more masculine.

How does this work? It’s pretty straightforward. Being somewhere new and maybe even a little frightening on your own encourages you to be strong and individualistic while meeting new people. It means that you have to learn to stand on your own two feet, and to persist with just yourself for company. It is a hardening and strengthening process, and the kind of thing that you will find inevitably makes you feel much more like a man. Find somewhere that you have always wanted to go, tell your friends, family and partner that you are going, and then set off into the sunset. You won’t regret it.

Learn A Martial Art

Martial arts have long been a favourite of people wanting to learn self-defence, and they are also a great form of exercise, making them a particularly enjoyable and valuable thing that anyone can enjoy in their life. If you want to try and get in touch with your own masculinity a little more, you will find that learning a new martial art is a great way to do so. If you look into it, you will see that there are many things which make it so good for you. You will be meeting new friends, you will be learning a form of controlled aggression, and you will be improving your body and mind in the process. All of this coincides to make you feel like you are more masculine, and you will find that the results are surprisingly quick and powerful. If you are unsure of what martial art to get into, take a look at your local area for any taster sessions that there might be. You are bound to find something enjoyable before too long.

Build Muscle

Now, you shouldn’t go thinking that having a lot of muscle is essential to being a ‘real’ man. You can be whatever kind of man you want, and it is bound to mean that you are going to feel better about yourself. But there are benefits to building muscle, and it is something that does seem to be especially powerful as a means of trying to be more of a man in yourself, and feeling more masculine. As long as you do it for yourself, not for other people, you will find that this is the kind of activity that really helps you to feel more masculine. You can hope to build muscle by lifting increasing amounts of weights, eating enough protein, and keeping slim. Over time, your muscles will grow, and so will your confidence in your manhood.

Richard Melick
About the Author

Co-founder and Editor of FactoryTwoFour.com. I am a writer and photographer with global travel ambitions. I never shy from a new recipe, adventure, or experience. I write about what I love.

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