Hey Guys! Today we are about to talk about manliness. We shall discuss a bunch of tips that are going to help you in becoming a masculine man.
But before discussing tips to become a masculine man, let’s first talk about masculinity a little bit. Shall we?
Alright, (in my opinion), masculinity is all about setting the standards high. Is it about dominating? Well, actually, however in this case you are doing it on purpose.
A Masculine Man dominates, however he has not planned that.
These are his traits (we are about to talk about those traits in today’s article) that gives him the power to dominate.
Are we talking about dominating as in men dominating women? Of course Not! I am not promoting Masculine domination over Feminine beings.
And I am DEFINITELY not promoting “Toxic Masculinity” too.
My only goal with today’s article is to hit men to make them want to adopt some of the most brilliant traits that are crucial for any being for them to stand out of the crowd.
And with that being said, let’s hop straight into the list of the most realistic tips on how to become a masculine man. These tips are surely going to help you to increase your masculinity. So without any further ado, let’s get started.
Tips on How to Become a Masculine Man/Tips to increase your masculinity
- Step out of your Comfort Zone
- Stop Over Explaining
- Control your Emotions
- Handling the Pressure & Seeing the Light
- Work for a Lean Face & Body
- Deserve Respect
- Kick them Out of your Life
- 0.5 Your Speed
- Be Confident in the way you are
- Do not run after your desires (It can become very toxic)
- Do Not Chase
- Practice Gratitude instead of Complaining
- The Key to Manliness hides in the Loneliness
And thats it. This in front of you is the answer to your question, “What Makes a Man Masculine?”. The above-given things are what make a man masculine.
Let’s discuss each of these Realistic tips in detail now. Shall we?
1: Step Out of your Comfort Zone
You need to step out of your comfort zone in order to make others that masculine energy that is hidden inside you. Let me explain.
Being Masculine demands following things from you:
- To do things that are considered Hard
- To do things that are considered hard (inside your head)
Stepping out of the comfort zone is the second one from the above given two things.
Yeah, it all starts from within. You need to shut down your inner fears to really come up stronger. Once you’ve taken care of your fears you are immediately going to feel a spark of energy inside you.
This energy shows up!
Dude! This shows up as MASCULINITY. That shine in your eyes, that shine of confidence is what I am talking about.
What makes you feel uncomfortable?
Alright, so what is that one thing that is keeping you inside a box?
Is it about giving the presentation in front of the entire class? I recommend you volunteer to give the presentation on the first spot!
Doing that will put you outside of your Safe Zone. What’s the worst thing that can happen? You will ruin the presentation? At least, you raised your hand like a Boss. And thats the only thing which you should keep in mind out of the entire incident.
Always remember that every man needs to challenge his comfort zone to grow.
You can not get better at things (be it anything) if you keep doing what you do every day. You need to experiment, challenge yourself, and do the things that require more hard work than usual.
Only that is going to make you stronger aka Manlier aka Masculine.
2: Stop Explaining Yourself
On a Scale of Difficulty Score, this is a 9/10.
I know that explaining yourself is one of the things that most of us do and no doubt this is draining our energy. Explaining why we did what we did, is making us weak from inside. It makes us less confident and with the passage of time, we start overthinking. It might result in you not doing things (that you want to do) just because you are unable to find the right words to explain your actions to others.
Do Hell with this shit! You don’t need to explain to anyone!
And guess what? when you explain yourself (and your actions) to other people, it sort of gives them the permission to interfere in your lives and your personal situations as well.
As a result, your life becomes Toxic. You start feeling weak as if you are trapped inside a cage made by your own hands.
Highly Recommended: 15 Genius Tips to Deal with Toxic People that are Part of your Life
Want to know more disadvantages of “Explaining yourself” to others?
- By explaining yourself using Lengthy statements, you kind of give others permission to demand an explanation from you when he/she never thought about that in the first place (In short, you are making yourself a recessive entity)
- You are doing it because you are afraid of being judged or you don’t want to hurt someone’s feelings. Right? But what about yourself? Why are killing your reputation, and making others think that you are a vague person?
This needs to stop.
So while doing the research I came across this very amazing article written by Erin Zak over at projecthotmess.com.
In that article, Erin talks about some of the most effective tips to Stop Over explaining yourself. Following are the titles of those tips:
- Be Comfortable With Silence
- Place Value In Your Own Thoughts And Decisions
You can read about these tips in detail by heading over to the article that Erin wrote over at projecthotmess.com. A Recommended Read!
3: Control your Emotions
Next in the list of tips on how to become a masculine man/tips to increase your masculinity is, “Controlling your Emotions”.
We already discussed that “Emotions” are one of the reasons why we explain ourselves to others.
“WE DON’T WANT TO HURT SOMEONE’S FEELINGS”.
Guess what? Most of the time the only person who gets hurt is yourself only. Say sorry to Ali in case you’ve done something wrong but other than that, you need not to apologise people for no reason.
Disadvantages of Letting your Emotions take control of you
When you let your emotions come out the way they want to, 9/10 times, it results in a complex mess.
Chances are that you are angry due to any reason. Your Emotions want to come up and maybe you want to shout at this guy who is standing next to you. But Nah! You need to stay calm, do not let this Stupid emotion take control of you.
The key is to calm down. Teach yourself the art of “Not Caring”. What will that do?
- It will help you think even in the most emotionally challenging situations
- It helps you make decisions that others fail to make (because they are a slave of their emotions)
And these 2 benefits are enough to make you a unique, dominant, and role model kind of personality. Can we call this trait of yours, Masculine? Yes for sure we can!
4: Handling the Pressure & Seeing the Light
This, my friend, is one of the most powerful thing that you will ever do.
I am talking about “Not Giving Up”.
Yeah, I know that everyone is talking about it. I do realize that you’ve heard almost everyone preaching this same exact thing related to hustling, not giving up, doing things, and not thinking about the hurdles, etc.
That said, but trust me, it’s still better than getting in the trap of people who teach you the shortcuts. “Get it done Super Quick!”.
Nah! Super quick is a myth. Every great story requires a long path. How long? Depends. But Super quick? Nah, not at all (My Opinion).
What it is Like to Handle the Pressure & See the Light?
Let me walk you through this. Imagine living in not so financially stable situation and almost everyone around you want you to do this job.
You’ve started something of your own. Maybe it is a YouTube Channel or a Blog or whatever.
But you said “yes” to that job as well.
You are doing these 2 super challenging tasks both at the same time. But the stress still holds the place.
You have to work hard in the Job to make big commissions. But on the other side, you have to put in extra work in that business of yours to start earning from it so that you can show the earnings to the world and work full time on your beloved business.
This is really hard. Isn’t it?
Can you see the light? I am sure you can. Because if you weren’t seeing the light, you would’ve quit by now.
“I AM SO PROUD OF YOU FOR NOT QUITTING”
The ability to handle the pressure because you are looking at the light (even when no one else can) is exactly what makes you the manliest man in the room *Salutes*.
5: Work for a Lean Face & Body
Welcome to the First Physical Tip in the list of tips on how to become a masculine man/tips to increase your masculinity.
Lean Face and Body. How can you achieve that?
Nah! You can’t do that in days. You need months for this. However, if you are doing things right, you can get it all done in the minimum amount of time possible.
What needs to be done?
You need to work on multiple areas. Men’s Journal Crushed it with this article that they are written around this same exact topic.
They recommended 25 tips on How to get lean faster (Lose Fat quickly). And I recommend you all to read that article because it has a lot of useful information for all of us.
Alright, in my opinion, it all boils down to the following main functions:
- Eat while being Present
- Workout on the Regular Basis
- Drink Lots & Lots of Water
- Include a Cardio session (Go for a Jogging session everyday)
Eat While Being Present
The key here is to make sure that you are eating what your body needs and not what you desire. Fast food and stuff like that can mouth-watering but limiting it will definitely help you out in your goal to achieve that model physique (and face as well).
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Replace your unhealthy snacks with healthier ones. Eat foods that make you feel full (and healthy). Instead of eating burgers, start eating oatmeal. Fruits, Vegetables, and Mix Salads are a great option to consider. They not only help you get leaner but they have tons of advantages related to Skin, Hair, and your overall health, as well.
Workout on the Regular Basis
Everyone says the same thing but you still fail to listen. Why is that so?
Listen! Working out on the regular basis is the only thing that is going to change the way you look (physically). When you work out regularly you sort of build a discipline as well, along with a great body.
Lift weights as they make you stronger, sexier, and for sure more confident as well. Don’t you want to look better in the clothes?
Drink Lots & Lots of Water
There are tons of benefits of drinking water. It helps to improve your skin health, your hair gets better as well and so does your health.
You want to get leaner?
Replace the soda with Water.
I know that you love to drink sugary drinks. But Please leave those aside for just 4 days and start drinking water instead.
You will get addicted to the results! Your skin will look much better, so does your hair, your body, and your overall self will feel 10 times healthier.
Go for a Jogging Session
This too should be done on the daily basis. Why? Because jogging not only burns the calories (which helps you in your goal of achieving a lean face & body), but it also helps you by increasing your handsomeness.
- Morning Jogging sessions are a treat to your eyes. They are kinda healing.
- You feel stress-free (less stress = better skin & hair)
- You feel more energized (the more energy you have, the more you can achieve)
And thats it. All you need to do is to take care of these 4 pillars and your face will get leaner along with your body, in a month or two. But make sure that you keep doing what you are doing because you don’t want to lose the results and get back to the same old not-so-sexy state of yours.
6: Deserve Respect
Next in the list of tips on how to become a masculine man/tips to increase your masculinity is, “Deserve Respect”.
Sounds weird. Isn’t it? Like, How a Man “Deserve Respect”?
How can somebody just get up and say, “I deserve respect!”?
Let’s fix the weird part. Shall we?0 Let’s give people a reason to start respecting you. Deal?
Start Respecting Others
What can you do to make others listen to what you are saying? Listen to what they are saying and they will ultimately start listening to what you have to say.
Yo! It is what it is. If you constantly ignore people, they will start ignoring you too. Yeah, they can talk to you somedays when they need you but other than that, Nah!
What? Are they using you? Maybe. But you started doing it in the first place.
- You ignored them
- You Paid “0” attention when they were talking
And Because of that, you are getting ignored now. A Masculine man commands respect. He gets respect wherever he goes. And this respect boosts your confidence and gives you that infinite strength to fight with all the hurdles that you have in your life.
I recommend you to start respecting others, start paying attention to what they are saying, and most importantly, start considering them equally important. Just by doing these 3 things, your journey of becoming a masculine & a respected man will become a lot easier
Recommended Read: 12 Tips to Command Respect in any Given Situation!
7: Kick Them out of your Life
Next in the list of Tips on How to Become a Masculine Man/ Tips to increase masculinity is, “Kick them out of your Life”.
They do not deserve to stay in your life, I Promise!
But why? There could be a gazillion different reasons. Chances are that your friends are becoming very toxic to you. Maybe this person is bothering you a lot, making you do stuff that you don’t want to do.
You don’t want to say No to His face. Why?
- Because maybe you don’t want to hurt him/her
- You feel uncomfortable in saying No to someone’s face
For the first one, you can use better words, and for the second one, Nah! You need to skip that no matter what.
Guess what? Your mental peace should be the first and the foremost thing that you should consider while making a decision. Don’t just take a step thinking about the entire world while skipping your own self. Please do not kill your mental peace with your own hands.
8: 0.5 the Speed
We are talking about the ultimate tips to become a masculine Man. Right?
Well, what can be the more ultimate than Slowing yourself Down? Let me explain.
In one of the previous articles, 14 Things Men do That Make them Look Feminine, I talked about some of the feminine traits that you need to quit.
Alright, I am no one to judge you. Say Shut up straight to my face and keep doing what you are doing, it’s completely alright!
However, being a big brother I consider this my job to show you what’s going to be more beneficial for you. And same is the case here with slowing yourself down.
When a Man talks super fast, he loses the clarity of his words and his masculinity as well. Again, not judging, but using too many hand gestures, talking fast, speaking unclear, making moves quickly, is something that makes you less masculine.
What is the topic of the day? “MASCULINITY”.
How can you become a more masculine Man? By Slowing yourself down.
- Talk with Purpose. Think before saying something. You do not want to say stuff and then regret what you just said. So its better to think before you pass a statement
- Slow down your speed while talking. Embrace the power of variations, acknowledge the importance of pauses, and most importantly make sure that you are not talking too fast.
And last but not the least, Walk like a Boss. You do not want super quick because it isn’t what masculine men do.
Walk like a Boss
- Your Shoulders, need to be broad. I know that they stay recessive all the time but Hit them with a WOW Manhunter because they need to rise! Push them a little bit back and Up, Yeah that’s perfect!
- Your chest needs to out. Now make sure that you are not getting it too much out because that way you are gonna end up looking very weird. You just got to get your chest out a little bit, just enough to kill the sloppy posture of yours and that’s it.
- Please don’t walk with your hands inside your Pocket. My God! Do you know how recessive and unconfident you look with your hands in your pocket while you are walking? I can’t even measure your level of recessiveness.
- Your steps should be medium. Not too big, not too short. Just enough to showcase your sexiness.
- Walk with confidence Gentlemen. Ok, think of yourself as a Confident Dude, One who is Sexy and perfect (I repeat, not proud but perfect). Yeah.. you see that smile, that shines in your eyes! Now walk while having that same feeling inside, THAT’S WHAT I AM TALKING ABOUT!
What else you need to know?
Your gestures and Body Language plays a Great role in this whole thing.
Your body language must not project “Hurry”. Yeah, sometimes it can, because we all are in a hurry at times. But at the end of the day, your normal day-to-day actions must not showcase “hurry”.
Learn to behave like a Gentleman! On that note, I would recommend you to check out the 2 article series that I wrote around Etiquette Rules. These will really help you in your goal to become a Modern-Day Gentleman.
- 26 Etiquette Rules for a Modern-Day Gentleman (Modern Manners Part 1)
- 26 Etiquettes for the Modern-Day Gentleman (Modern Manners Part 2)
9: Confident in the way you are
And one of my favorite ones in this list of tips on how to become a masculine man/tips to increase masculinity is to be confident in the way you are.
If you want to take away just 1 thing from this entire blog then I recommend you to choose, “Be Confident”. Why?
- Being confident helps you in almost every field of life
But wait a minute… Before continuing to write the importance of being confident, I want you to explain to you the importance of “Being Confident in the way you are”.
1: This is going to make you a performance Ninja. Most of the time we can’t perform our fullest just because we think about things that people might be thinking about us due to, maybe our unclear skin or not-so-healthy physique.
2: When you are confident in the way you are, you can think constructively. You can think of more and more ideas that will lead you to the heights of success.
And many more…
Their are plenty of benefits of “Being Confident in the way you are”.
However! I want you to have the attitude of “Being Confident in the way you are” while struggling to get better every single day.
You want to look great for yourself. You need to have clear skin because that is going to make you look super handsome. Don’t you want to become super handsome? I am sure you do. So work for it!
10: Do Not Run After your Desires
Next in the list of Tips to become a masculine man/tips to increase your masculinity is, “Stop running after your desires”.
Please forgive me for this one. But you need to change your mindset just a little bit.
I know that you want that gorgeous-looking Watch. I understand what happens inside your entire body when you look at amazing clothes. But wait a minute. Can you afford these at the moment?
I am sure you don’t. Guess what? You need to stop running after your desires because these will make you inferior. How?
- You will do stuff that you should not be doing, just because you need money to buy expensive stuff
- You will lend money to people. Remember the last time you lent money to him, yeah, I am talking about his behavior… They act differently after lending money. You don’t want to see such moods of people
- It isn’t the right time to do all of this. You first need to build an empire of your own. Once that’s done, you are free to buy whatever you want. And trust me, you will be able to buy much better stuff than what you want at this moment.
11: Do not Chase
Stop Chasing People.
I know that this is easy to say but harder to do in real life. We get attached to people and on top of that, we make certain expectations from people not knowing what they think about us.
- We start considering ourself an important entry in their life
And because of that, we get hurt.
That said, what should you do afterward? Should you chase Ali and ask him the reason why he didn’t value your friendship? Nah, Alright, try for once, twice, thats it.
Masculine men can be weak. They can cry and for sure they can feel low at times. But at the end of the, you must not waste your emotions on those who do not value them. You deserve more, your emotions deserve respect, and the only way to give yourself what you deserve is to Stop Chasing.
12: Instead of Complaining, Practice Gratitude
Next in the list of tips on how to become a masculine man/tips to increase masculinity is, “instead of complaining, practice gratitude”.
Look at your left. Done? Now Look at your right. Done?
Out of 10, about 7 people are complaining almost all the time for reasons that don’t even exist.
Trust me, most of the time people complain over things that are literally in their own hands. All they need to do is to work a little harder and thats it.
When men around you will be sitting helpless, not being able to do anything because they are too busy complaining then you, my friend, will be rising up on the top with your special powers that include, managing work, getting it done, and not crying over little things!
13: Loneliness is Powerful
And last, but not least in the list of tips on how to become a masculine man is to, “Embrace Loneliness”.
Loneliness can really be a blessing because of the following reasons:
- When a Man is Ok with staying alone you will feel the need to attach yourself to the people who use you emotionally and mentally
- You can Say No to toxic people because you are ok with them going out of your life
And when you are alone, you can do a lot of research as well. You can watch videos, thank God for giving you such a blessed life and you can also enroll in a course that can possibly change your life for the better.
With that being said, I would like to conclude today’s article. So what are your thoughts about this list of tips on how to become a masculine man/tips to increase masculinity? Do let me know about it over at my Instagram (@worldofnyazi). And I will come back to you guys with another ASAP.
See you guys in another one,