If you are about to become a father, then you are in for a tough road ahead. When you ask almost any man about their experience when their wife or girlfriend gave birth to their first child, they will unanimously tell you that it absolutely changed their life. This is true. Even brain scientists and psychologists have shown that when a man becomes a father, his entire brain practically reorganizes itself. New suites of chemicals are released, life priorities change, and new areas of the brain that were previously in a dormant state become activated for the first time. It will almost be as if you have become a different person. Nothing in life can compare to the joy that you will feel on the first day that your son or daughter is born. You will certainly have a great many days of laughter and fun to look forward to as you and your wife or girlfriend embark on this new stage of life.
Although nearly every man will be quick to point out these tremendous benefits, they will be less forthcoming about all the negative aspects of becoming a father. Although this can be one of the most joyous and fulfilling periods of your life, it can also be one of the most stressful periods of your life. You can now expect to have to wake up in the middle of the night to the sound of your child crying and screaming. You will no longer have the freedom to do what you want when you want to do it – you will be endlessly chained to the needs of your child and of the child’s mother. There are quite a few ways that men have found to be effective at coping with this newfound stress. Many men begin exercising on a regular basis. This can be a great outlet for stress. Unfortunately, it can be time consuming, and some men with particularly demanding wives and children can’t even find enough time to pry themselves away from their home to get to the gym.
Another great way to relieve all this stress and to keep some semblance of your sanity is to drink alcohol a bit more than you are used to. Alcohol can be a great way to boost your spirits at times when everything appears otherwise bleak. There are many benefits to drinking alcohol every day. New scientific research has shown that moderate drinkers who consume between 1 and 3 alcoholic beverages per day outlive heavy drinkers and even people who don’t drink at all. There are many reasons that the scientists have hypothesized that this is the case. One reason is that it improves sociability. Another reason is that it can actually improve the functionality of the liver and of the immune system.
Unfortunately, there is a bit of a stigma attached to drinking in our society, despite the multiple wonderful benefits that drinking regularly can bring to you and to your family. For this reason, you may find it more practical to make your drinking a bit more discrete. There is no better way to do this than with a flask. Flasks should be a staple in any man’s tool belt. Back in the days of the wild west, nearly every man carried one. No man ever wanted to be caught without his gun and without his flask. A common question that many men have is: what is the best way to carry my flask? This is a great question, since many men make the same rookie mistakes.
Most men will try to carry their flask in their back pocket. This is a mistake, particularly if you carry your flask every day. Everyone will soon be able to see a clearly delineated outline of a flask on your rear end. It is better to carry it in your front pocket. Shirt pockets are also a good choice, as is the inside of your coat pocket – particularly in the winter time.