Watching football on TV can be stressful for the viewer, but even more so on the surrounding sufferers. By this I mean that the guys sit in splendour with accouterments to hand and the rest of us run round after them whilst trying to keep silent.
ดูบอลออนไลน์ Does that happen in your home? Probably just the first part, the guys do the important watching but do we run round after them? Not in my household but we still get the stress that goes with them watching their team trying to win that elusive trophy.
So what can you do to relieve your own stress at being ignored, doing all the work around here, keeping the kids quiet and showing enough emotion when the results good or bad are later related to you?
Well you could take up Yoga or Tai Chi, but what else is simple and effective?
Help is at hand. Doctor Nancy Etcoff has researched into the pacifying effect of just having flowers close by. Flowers soothe by their nature, colour and scent. Hospitals, churches and temples, places of tranquillity and faith, use flowers to suggest calm; have you ever seen fresh flowers in a tax office?
Dr Etcoff found that participants in the study who lived with flowers for less than a week felt an increase in feelings of compassion for others. The study also found that flowers chase away anxieties, worries and the blues at home. Excellent.
If you have any reason to suspect that the supreme supporter will not be filling your house with flowers any time soon, then do it anyway. Bouquets in the TV room in the team colours will be an affirmation of acceptance of football couch living. Anxieties caused by lack of weight-pulling disappear. Worries about how loud and stressing it actually is to shout at the ref through the tv screen, will be neutralised by the calm aura of flora.
Blues after a defeat will lift in no time, like a Beckham penalty, high into the stand of hopes gone by.
For those fraught moments when rules, refs and linesmen need to be abused, encourage the supreme supporter to have red and yellow flowers near enough to be poked at the screen. ‘Book him’ accompanied by a wave of the yellow one, ‘send him off’ with a stab of the red, it’s all so stress relieving.
If flower power was ever a force, now is the time to it bring home with you or have flowers by post sent from Guernsey before it is too late.