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As September edges closer I feel the anxious excitement for football season. I watch pre-season games just to get warmed up and I start pulling out my football gear before the official season begins.
I grew up in the Bay Area and you had two choices: Raiders or 49ers. I grew up in a family of die-hard Niner fans and I have fond memories of watching them win Super Bowls (plural). My grandparents were also faithful fans who wore Niner sweatshirts while watching the games at home.
The NFL team store has become more “female” friendly with an increase in sales of women’s and young girl’s jerseys. Television ads have become more inclusive as well, showing women enjoying the games with their friends and families.
So why does this lady get so excited for football season? And what does that have to do with “focusing on you?”
- Enjoying a Sunday game gives me a reason to slow down. I am able to put the phone down and tune out my troubles while concentrating on the game. It seriously can be a stress reliever (unless it’s a crucial game).
- I plan meals around the game. I LOVE making breakfast on Sunday morning before the game. I sit with my coffee and enjoy Sunday football, regardless if my team is playing at that time. My husband enjoys barbecuing at night if his team is playing the Sunday night game. I also feel more compelled to whip out my Pinterest recipes on a Sunday.
- It provides a nice bridge to Monday madness. I don’t participate in “Sunday Fundays” as much as other people but it provides a nice cushion to ease into “work mode.”
- It gets me out of the house and around fun and rambunctious people! This is my first year blogging and my Sundays are sometimes focused on blog work/blog prep. I live in a 24-hour city and I have exhausted my party days years ago. My husband and I enjoy hanging out at a sports bar or casino every now and then and getting caught up in football excitement. We may even make small side bets with each other just for fun! It helps us connect in a different way and get our minds off of daily responsibilities!
Do you have a hobby or passion that helps you connect with others?
Do you participate in sports in order to stay active AND as a stress reliever?
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