As everything in the world continues to get modernized, there are many activities that modern men like you would naturally not find enjoyable anymore. So, it might be time for you to experiment with some modern activities that you might not have tried yet. You might end up enjoying them – you’ll never know until you give each a try.
Modern Activities For The Modern Men
1. You can give home renovation a try
Unfortunately, home decoration is considered effeminate by the society that has conditioned you into confining yourself to gender norms. These backward notions of gendering activities could explain why many men aren’t into interior decoration and live in spaces devoid of life or character. Fortunately, the world is changing, and the tides are turning that. A 2017 survey showed that 87% of men have become interested in decorating their houses.
If you think about it decorating isn’t complicated. You might need some help or ideas on where to start, but you can always ask your friends or even check out some tips on the internet. You can even buy some decors, furniture, and some high-quality tools online.
When decorating your house, the first thing you should do is plan the look you want for your home. You can choose from traditional, urban modern, eclectic, minimalist, Scandinavian, and contemporary interior designs. Once you’ve made up your mind, you will know what items you would need to buy. After that, you have to make sure you declutter the corners of each room and put things you don’t need lying around in proper storage places.
The next step is the most exciting part when you can decorate. You have to find the perfect spot for your furniture and other items you decide to use for decorations to give each corner of your house a practical but aesthetic look. It might take some budget to pull everything off, but it should be worthwhile to have a space you feel at home in.
2. You can give gardening a try
You’ve probably heard of all the activities people were suddenly into during the pandemic and that gardening is one of them. During the first few months of the pandemic, there was a sudden increase in the number of people interested in gardening, and it’s a continuously growing trend that a 2020 survey reported that 86% of its respondents will continue gardening until the subsequent years.
You’re probably also aware that gardening is another activity that this patriarchal society sees as too feminine. But since there is a shift in attitudes towards gender roles and with the growing trend in gardening, it looks like you can give your green thumb a practice without feeling scared of any judgments. Try it, and maybe you’ll enjoy being a plant dad.
3. You can participate in some environment-friendly activities
Even if the world needs immediate actions to help curb the destructive effects of climate change, unfortunately, some people wouldn’t want to contribute anything; some straight men see recycling and other forms of eco-friendly activities as too feminine. As the saying goes: some men want to see the world burn – literally, that is. But you can prove this notion wrong.
It’s time to veer away from these archaic beliefs because recycling and taking actions to save the world is not gay. Being environment-friendly is not only for women or members of the LGBTQ community. Everyone has to do their parts, and it seems like you might need to do some extra work in dismantling such backward ideas that society has conditioned many men to believe. Tell them that men can save the world, and even if they’re gay, there is nothing wrong with that.
4. You can explore the great outdoors.
Another stereotype you might need to break is that men don’t like being outdoors as they spend most of their time playing video games or sleeping at home. Although being outdoorsy didn’t get any backward label as a feminine activity, many men still rarely do adventurous activities.
If you think about it, there are so many things that you should experience at least once in your life, and most of them are outdoor activities. It can be something simple like taking a walk with your dog or riding your bike to explore your neighborhood. If you want to be extra adventurous, you can go camping and spend time in the middle of nature.
Some other activities you should give a go include kayaking, hiking, skiing, rock climbing, and snowboarding. You might even need to ditch your gym membership once you have realized how cool it is to step out of your comfort zone and experience the beauty of the world while also giving yourself some mental and physical workout.
Break The Mold
It’s time to enjoy these activities that you might have never thought of giving a try before. The world is changing, so should you.