Thinking like a Norwegian

There was a very interesting article in the Guardian on Saturday, about how the inhabitants of Tromsø, in Norway, cope with living in a city which does not see the sun from mid-November to mid-January.  It seems that they cope with it well because of their mindset. The article said: 

“People who see stressful events as “challenges”, with an opportunity to learn and adapt, tend to cope much better than those who focus more on the threatening aspects – like the possibility of failure, embarrassment or illness. These differences in mindset not only influence people’s mood, but also their physiological responses, such as changes in blood pressure and heart rate, and how quickly they recover after the event.”

I have decided that I’m going to try to think like a Norwegian.  Watching Birmingham City play can be stressful but I’m going to try to think of it as a challenge to find something positive. After Saturday’s game I can say that we haven’t lost a League game this season and have scored twice the number of League goals that have been scored against us.

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3 thoughts on “Thinking like a Norwegian

  1. Sausage n egg

    Jeez man have you forgotten about the Vikings rampaging and pillaging? They took many an unwilling peasant girl up the Arctic circle

  2. Justin

    I like your positive thinking although the suicide rate in Norway is higher than in the UK which may point to the Norwegians not actually being as positive as they make out…

  3. Knuttyknutty

    I’m a norwegian, I’m a Birmingham City fan, I live in Tromsø, I’m watching every game, and I’m doing very well. Specially nowadays with Karanka in command. Last night it was northern light here too, and that will continue during the dark period, so its not totally dark. Up The Blues. Knuttyknutty

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