Top life skills men should know how to do
Men in the old days have acquired a lot of skills in different areas. Most men know how to make furniture and fix one, handyman stuff, and are able to fix things around the house without calling some backups. Men nowadays are more hooked on social media, how they look in other’s perspectives and more vanity. I am not saying it’s a bad thing though, however, most don’t even know how to cook and prepare a meal properly.
IMO, these skills should be learned not only by men but also women too. Especially if you are being independent and living alone, you would need to do some of these sometimes. These are just basic skills that will make your life easier.
Have you noticed how our dads or grandpas have their own workshop at home? Learning basic carpentry will help you maintain or even build your home. You can do makeovers yourself without spending thousands of bucks just for laborers. Another perk of knowing carpentry is that you will be able to create your own furniture which can cost a dime if you buy it from the shop. You can surprise your spouse with a new patio table.
At this time, cars or automobiles have become our necessity. It is easier to transport from point A to point B with less hassle. With that being said, it is absolutely a need for you to know how to take care of your car. Imagine how much you could save if you don’t have to send your car to the auto repair shop. Just knowing how to change tires is already a big plus! Think about it, if you’re someone who travels miles then, unfortunately, you get a flat tire or a dead engine in the middle of nowhere. No one can help you but yourself. Above everything, a car is a high maintenance machine, if you want yours to last then better to know the know-how.
With everything that is happening in our world right now, this is the least you could do to prepare for what might happen in the future. We live in a very unpredictable world, you can never tell what’s coming. In some countries, First Aid is even being taught by their government in schools. Learn how to do the proper Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation or CPR. Nearly all have misinformation on how to do it properly and they might worsen the situation. Know how to apply bandages the right way. You will never know who you will save with your knowledge.
Let’s stop the stigma that women should do the household chores just cause they are women. Doing household chores won't make you less of a man. Actually, it will make you manlier. Among the household chores, laundry is the tricky and difficult one. One mistake and you may big bye-bye to your favorite shirt. Though doing laundry may seem basic, there are a lot of things to remember to maintain the quality of your clothing. Also, learn tips and tricks especially when removing stubborn stains. That’s a bummer! Naive people may just pour in chlorine to stained areas. Please do your clothes a favour and do some reading.
Same with doing laundry, cooking won't emasculate you. There’s nothing sexier than a man in an apron in the kitchen, flexing while dashing salt and pepper on a freshly grilled medium-rare steak. Knowing how to cook, especially when you live alone, is essential. You will save tons and you can surprise your S/O special one with your speciality dish. Remember the saying “The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach”.
In the UK, the average of a plumber service is around £30 to £40 per hour. Ooof! Learning the basic plumbing won't hurt as much as needing one. Just like carpentry, you will be able to fix and maintain your house without cutting a big bunch of your budget. Fix a leak or your shower. Save yourself from further expenses and frustration, and learn this skill.
Same as first aid, having survival skills is now a must! Other than natural disasters, you can also apply survival skills in camping such as hunting or catching fish, building shelter, and making campfires. You can also impress your friends or your girlfriend with how much you could do in surviving in the wild.
Power of Persuasion
Last but definitely not the least, the power of persuasion. You can go a long way if you realize the power of persuasion. You can always find a way to have it your way. You can use this in sales, business, in general day to day situations and get the girl you like. Watch the words you choose and how you deliver them. Learn the power of persuasion and be amazed at how little things affect the big picture in life.