Every guy needs a little man time. Not now and then. Not once in a while. But every chance he gets — and every day, if possible.
Fortunately, it's not as difficult to find man time as your hectic schedule may make it seem. Those precious moments of independence and freedom are there for the taking. You just have to recognize them for what they are — time dedicated to doing what you love doing most.
It's an innate need. And every time you do it — whether you're building an entertainment center, a birdhouse or a computer — you're on man time.
The same goes for all those essential repairs and fixes that make life a little more enjoyable. Because "repair" is just another word for "build again."
So grab your hammer, some duct tape and a putty knife, and get to work. What you build may be for someone else, but the time, the creativity, the problem-solving? That's all you.
Fire burned its way into the DNA of mankind at the very dawn of the species.
So build a blaze in the fireplace, prop your feet up front and center, and enjoy the waves of warmth. Add a favorite magazine and your beverage of choice, and make the most of your man time.
Need something more nourishing? Fire up the backyard grill and satisfy your carnivorous cravings with the unparalleled flavor of your favorite barbecued meat.
Either way, you are the fire-bringer. And these moments are yours.
Play time doesn't slow up just because you grow up. What began with sticks and stones and rollicking games of "tag the mammoth" has evolved into bowling pins, cue sticks, cards, darts and epic missions to save the world in virtual space.
So roll for that strike, and don't despair if it turns into a seven-ten split. Line up that bank shot, without fear of sinking the cue ball. Charge headlong into that storm of war on your TV screen, even if it turns out to be your last stand.
Because, succeed or fail at the task at hand, you're always a winner in moments like these.
Moments Every Day
Man time is there for you, each and every day. Seek it out. Cherish it. Live for — and through — those moments. And emerge from them ready to take on the world once again.
Because that is what man time is for.