Having a child that is obsessed with sport is nothing new. Since the dawn of time boys and girls have relished kicking a ball around in their back garden, playing tennis down at the local park and racing one another annually on sports days. Seeing our kids active is to be welcomed, and if you have a child that is more into the outdoors than the console in their bedroom, you should count yourself lucky. It’s vital that you are able to harness this enthusiasm for sport so that it doesn’t wither away.
Let me start this post my painting a scene for you to imagine. It’s the weekend, a lovely day, and you and the guys are trying to think of something to do. The Whatsapp group chat is popping off as everyone is saying you need to do something and make the most of the day. Then, there’s a stone-cold silence when you ask for suggestions. Any got any ideas? Que a load of ummmm’s as your mates try and think of plans. In the end, no one can think of anything, so you end up deciding to go to the bar for a few drinks instead.
Stress can affect you in many ways. It can make it difficult to get to sleep at night, affect your mood and your appetite and it can even lead to physical symptoms, such as spot outbreaks, aches and pains, and coughs and colds. Eventually if unmanaged your stress could lead to a severe mental health problem such as depression or anxiety.
Being a guy who doesn’t like sports can feel kind of weird a lot of the time. After all, there’s this strange cultural assumption that all men have to be totally sports obsessed practically from birth. Of course, the idea that there’s anything wrong with not liking sports is completely ridiculous! Everyone is allowed to enjoy whatever they want. But, for a lot of guys, it can be kind of isolating, especially if all of your friends are into this one specific thing and you’re left out. Well, if you’re sick of sitting on the sidelines then you’re in luck! Here are a few things that you can do to finally understand what it is about sports that your friends love so much.
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