Posting this on social as this is where my homies mainly hang and also it’s not about football so much as, well, let me explain.
I love an international tournament. Way more than I like ordinary football. Usually during a tournament I will watch as near to every game as I possibly can, plan work and social life around it, listen to all the podcasts, post about it, read about it talk about it, etc. I find it difficult to focus on other things generally, and I neglect or drop things that are happening in my life during the month.
I’m trying to make the decision this time round that I will not do this. It feels achievable because a) I haven’t watched any pandemic football, without fans it’s felt meaningless to me and b) it’s a good warm-up for boycotting Qatar. Furthermore it feels necessary because I just can’t afford to lose a month of my life at a stage where I have lots of plates spinning professionally and personally and when there are so much more important things happening in the world.
But then I think, what is life for if not enjoying the things you love?
The idea of watching just some of the games feels like it would be worse than watching none. Like reading every 5th page of a book.
So I need to develop a strategy for achieving a healthy and fulfilling Euro 2021/Life Balance.
Does anyone else relate to this? What are your strategies or thoughts or feelings?
FYI this isn’t the “how much Euro 2021 are you going to watch” thread.