When you become a dad, it’s so easy to get caught up in fatherhood that everything else takes a backseat. This is natural and it happens to all parents at some point. There is nothing wrong with this, and you do need to make sure you spend time raising your kids as well as you can. But, you also need to make sure your life remains exciting and interesting. And it’s sometimes easy to forget to look after number one.
Adding some excitement and flavor to your life as a dad is certainly doable. And it’s time you took the opportunity to do this. You can use this list of ideas to come up with things to add some more fun and excitement to your life. Just because you’re a dad doesn't mean you can't have fun anymore. Check out these ideas and try to use them as much as you can.
Get A New Car
It’s amazing how much a new car can transform your life and your outlook. If you feel like your life has stagnated a little, then you should look into getting a new car. This can breathe energy and character into your life, and it will make you feel good about yourself. Recent surveys have shown that the most popular cars for dads include the Audi TT Roadster, the Porsche 911, and Cadillac CTS-V. Have a look at these three as well as any other vehicles that may interest you. It’s important to choose something you have an interest in. The right car can make any father feel like he's ten years younger again. If you want to recapture your youth and add some excitement to your life, then a new car is perfect.
Just because you are parents doesn't mean you and your partner shouldn't make time for one another. But, it can be difficult to find the time to spend together when you have kids to take care of. You need to keep that fresh spark in place, and that means having date nights. Statistics reveal that 85% of parents wish they could spend more time together as a couple. So, once a fortnight you should book a night where you go out together and have a date. Get a sitter in to look after the kids, and enjoy spending time together as a couple. This is something that you need to make sure you find the time to do. It enriches your life as a dad, as well as improving your relationship and benefitting you as parents.
What guy doesn't feel better when he has some gadgets in his life to play with?! You have to make sure you give your life a boost with the addition of some new gadgets. If you feel like your life is boring it’s time to start making changes as much as possible. And, the addition of some new gadgets can really help make your life more interesting or exciting. Perhaps you have a new TV or a sound bar to play with. Maybe you’ve got the latest tablet or iPad to have a fiddle with. An Apple TV box would be a great idea as well. New gadgets can make you feel better, and keep you occupied to keep the boredom at bay.
You know the best way to make your life more exciting? Create your very own man cave at home! This can act as your fortress of solitude where you can shut yourself away from the stresses of fatherhood. It’s important to have your own time and space, and this is the best way of ensuring that happens. This can be your entertainment center where you can relax, unwind and have some fun. You’ll want to make sure you have plenty of space, and that the room is as comfortable as possible. It’s also important to think about entertainment within your man cave. A giant, flat screen TV and gaming consoles will be essential. Of course, you’ll also want the best dart board and pool table you can find. This should be kitted out perfect for having the guys over to watch some competitive sport, or play video games.
Sometimes the clothes make the man, and this is something you need to consider. Having been concerned with fatherhood for a long time, you may not have taken the time to look after yourself. So your wardrobe might be a little out of date. If so, it’s time to reinvent yourself and get a new wardrobe. Dressing better gives you more confidence, and makes you feel good about yourself. If you’re a single dad, it’s also a great way of attracting attention from admirers. Dressing better really helps to improve all aspects of your life in general. Get out there and start to sort out a new wardrobe in the best possible way.
Did you know that your health and fitness directly affect every other area of your life? This is why it's so important to try to keep fit as often as you can. It should come as no surprise to hear that it has been proven that overweight parents are more likely to have overweight kids. So you have to make sure you do whatever you can to keep fit and often as possible. Going to the gym might be the most popular choice, but you may not always have the time to do so. That's why there are other useful keep fit options, such as bike riding, jogging and playing sport. You might even be able to get the kids involved so you can stay active together. If you have a dog then taking it for a walk is the perfect way to keep fit and kill two birds with one stone.
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If only there were a way you could fulfil your duties as a dad, but add some excitement to your life as well. Well, now there is! You could arrange to have some family days out. That way you all get to spend time together and you can have fun while you’re at it. Even something like going for a picnic or visiting a theme park would be a wonderful idea. You might even want to go for a more educational experience like going to museums. Family days out are a wonderful time for you to be parents and have a bit of excitement and change to your daily routine at the same time.
Spend Time With The Guys
Even though you’re now a dad it’s still important to make time for your friends. You may not have seen them for a while, but you need to make sure always keep in touch. Try to arrange a get together where everyone can meet up at the same time. This way you get to see all your friends together, and it means you don't have to find the time to see them all individually. Why not invite them over to the man cave to watch the Super Bowl or some other sporting event? This is the perfect occasion to drink beer, watch some competitive sport and catch up with your friends.
If you feel a little stagnant in your life, and you’re stuck in a rut, it’s time to take action. And taking up new hobbies is a wonderful way of adding some excitement and adventure you your life. There are a multitude of new hobbies and interests you might think about taking up. Consider trying a new sport, learning a language or perfecting your cooking skills. There are loads of things you can do that will be of interest, and increase your range of hobbies. You’ll never be bored again if you have a huge array of hobbies to keep you occupied. So, think about what your interests are, and what you’re good at. Is there anything you’ve always wanted to do but have never gotten around to? This would be the perfect thing to add to your list of hobbies right now.
Start A Band!
At the risk of coming across like David Brent and Foregone Conclusion, you could always start a band. This is a really cool way of rocking out and channeling your creativity as much as possible. Don't worry about looking untrendy because you’re middle aged. Think about how cool the Rolling Stones are, and they're all in their 70’s! Starting a band is a wicked way of adding another dimension to your life, and helping you deal with the stresses of fatherhood in a healthy way. Dust off your Fender, start writing songs and try to form a group.
These are just a few of the awesome things you can do to add some flavor and excitement to your life. Becoming a dad is hard work, and takes up a lot of time. But you do need to take some time for yourself. And you can use the ideas and suggestions on here to make your life more interesting and exciting.
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