By Jonathan Lewis | 22nd JUNE 2021
After being delayed last year, the Euros are finally here, which means that something you may well have been looking forward to for a long term is finally within your grasp. However, the curse of life is to be confronted with these moments you’ve been anticipating and worrying about whether or not you’re enjoying it to its fullest or not, which can in itself impact the enjoyment.
While it’s best to dismiss this attitude altogether, that’s easier said than done, and living in the moment isn’t always so simple. Therefore, you might be more interested in what you can do to fully connect with the tournament now that it’s finally here, and give yourself the best chance possible to engage with it and enjoy yourself.
When the Euros finally roll around, you might be consistently up-to-date with the latest scores and fixtures, making sure that you’re always aware of the latest development and what that might mean for the tournament going forward. This sense of personal involvement can help you to feel more connected to what’s happening and give you a deeper sense of understanding, but you can take it a step further if you’re willing to do so.
If you felt so inclined, you might want to add an element of personal involvement by betting on some of the games at the Euros, which can also be a way of relaxing and having fun while enjoying the sport. If you plan to do so, it might benefit you to research the Euro 2020 best odds to give yourself every advantage possible.
Trying to do everything by yourself can get tiresome, and it can get lonely. This is no exception, and while there’s no reason that you shouldn’t be able to enjoy certain activities, like football, by yourself, you might also find that mixing it up in a social setting can provide a sense of freshness to the experience. The best part about deciding that you want to share the Euros with people is that there are so many ways to do so that trying each different method is akin to trying a whole new activity.
First of all, simply getting people over to your house (or going to someone else’s) to watch the game can add an element of sociability to the experience that makes it more memorable, despite its simplicity. You could take this a step further and invite several people, making it more like a viewing party and one that can allow you to cut loose at the same time as enjoying the game.
For a different experience, you might try going to a bar where they’re showing the game live. While it would be different to watching the game with your friends due to your lack of familiarity with many of the people around you, it might also give you a glimpse into that elusive sense of community and a wider range of opinions than you might find in your own gathering.
Jonathan Lewis is an MFF sports writer