How to Learn to Love Yourself This International Mens Day?

Amid your daily hustle between work and personal responsibilities, it is easy to lose sight of what matters the most in life - you. Self-love is a lifelong journey that begins with a single step of taking out time for yourself. When you put your wellness first, you are rewarded with enhanced productivity, broadened perspective and self-confidence. And whether your other investments work or not, investing in yourself always pays off!

Celebrating manhood

Men can face a lot of pressures from society, from being the breadwinner of the family to showing toughness and hiding weaknesses. Addressing this, International Men’s Day is observed on November 19th to raise awareness about the issues faced by men and redefine what it means to be a man. This day also focusses on male mental health issues and aims to improve gender relations and promote positive masculinity. So, this International Men’s Day, take a step towards investing in yourself and witness a positive change:

Make learning and upgrading knowledge a priority 

You might have started the year with a resolution to learn a new skill, but constantly chasing deadlines may have put your goals on the back burner. Nonetheless, it’s never too late to do want you want! And with a sea of online courses at your disposal, picking up a new skill or polishing an existing one has never been easier. A quick Google search can land you the chance to diversify your knowledge with popular courses like data science, artificial intelligence, foreign language and much more.

Chase your fitness goals

Maintaining a good health and fitness level can immensely contribute to your overall wellbeing. If you’re new to the world of fitness, take your time to discover different workouts like cardio, strength training, HIIT, Zumba and stick to what works best for you. You can monitor your progress by downloading one of the many apps that keep track of your fitness goals, or you could even sign up for a fitness membership. 

To stay committed to your fitness goals, consider gifting yourself an activity tracker or smart band. On HDFC Bank SmartBuy, you can compare and choose among brands before making a purchase. You can even make the most of EasyEMI offers with your HDFC Bank cards.

Take out time to relax 

Making time for relaxation in a busy schedule can be difficult, but you owe it to your body and mind. No matter how busy you are, carve out some me-time and unwind with a film or read a book. Every once in a while, keep your devices away and do some yoga stretches or meditation for an endorphin boost.

Make comfort a priority

The first step towards promoting productivity is a comfortable environment. Working from home offers the ease of being in your pyjamas, but without proper furniture, it is hard to maintain the right posture. A proper desk for your home office will not only improve your posture but will also enhance mental alertness and reduce fatigue. And at the end the day, all you need is a good night’s sleep on a good-quality mattress.

If you’re looking to upgrade your comfort, HDFC Bank EasyEMI can make the process more pocket friendly. Whether it’s home furnishings, bedding or home appliances, you can spruce up your living space without worrying about making a dent in your monthly budget.

Take charge of finances to fulfil personal goals

If you’ve been holding off a long-held dream like going on an extensive solo trip, starting a new venture or buying any expensive product, it’s time to pursue them. Put pen to paper and chart out a plan to propel your dreams into motion while simultaneously saving and investing for it. This means spending your money judiciously, and with the right Credit Card or Debit Card in your wallet, you can dream big and achieve bigger. 

Depending on your lifestyle and spending habits, HDFC Bank has the perfect Debit & Credit Card for you.

- InterMiles HDFC Bank Platinum Credit Card / Jet Privilege HDFC Bank World Debit Card to fuel your globetrotting adventures.

- Business Regalia Credit Card/ EasyShop Business Debit Card for supporting your business ambitions.

- Diners Club Privilege Credit Card / EasyShop Gold Debit Card for fulfilling luxurious indulgence.

And many other cards with specific benefits and features. With the right HDFC Bank Debit & Credit Card, you can spend more and save more. 

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With everything that life throws at you, you may face several ups and downs. But instead of focusing on the negatives, look for ways to keep your spirit high and stay motivated. Go after things that inspire you and always remember to be you. 

Here’s wishing you a Happy International Men’s Day! 

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