Today, we're diving into a topic that's a bit hush-hush but definitely deserves some light. We're talking about the art (or is it a science?) of self-love. Boxing the one-eyed champion is as normal as admiring an AU Falcon but like anything in life, too much of a good thing has its flaws.
Here are five signs that might indicate you're taking your solo sessions a tad too seriously. Please refrain from celebrating Palm Sunday while reading.
Banana Cops A Hiding!
If your wrist is screaming for a break or you're encountering some not-so-pleasant physical repercussions down there, it might be time to ease up on the throttle. Remember, your body is a temple, not a playground, and it deserves some TLC.
Risky Business in Odd Places
If you find yourself being a downstairs DJ in places that make you think, "Should I really be doing this here?" – that's a red flag. Whether it's the office bathroom or during a long drive, remember that thrill-seeking has its limits.
Friendships Taking a Backseat
Are your mates starting to forget what you look like? If you're turning down hangouts because you'd rather scratch Yoda behind the ears, it might be time to reassess your priorities. Sitting home alone shouldn't be top priority.
Life's on Pause
Much like the above, when the choice boils down to pursuing hobbies, going out, or even just doing laundry, and you consistently choose to play some 5-on-1 over real-life activities, it's a wake-up call. That fake dopamine hit isn't worth missing out on life.
Trouble in Paradise
Your sex life should involve at least one (& more if you're a lucky bastard). If hitting the manual override button leaves you unmotivated to pursue your partner or real life connections, you're on track to be a bit sad and alone and we don't want that for you.
There's absolutely nothing wrong with a bit of hand-to-gland combat - we even wrote about the benefits of masturbation. It's all about balance. If there has one thing we have learnt from Blokes Advice is that us men tend to have a pretty good idea of when we are doing stuff that's no good for us. It's up to you to do something about it.
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