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Battle March Madness with Discipline, Sleep and Maybe a Therapist

Most college basketball fans casually talk about March Madness with the appropriate amount of excitement, but for a select few, the third month of the year is not only exciting but it’s six rounds of nervous energy, anxiety and stressful decision making (and regrets). It’s mentally exhausting and not great for their overall health and well-being.

It’s not even February and if you’re already feeling a little stressed about the upcoming NCAA Tournament then you might truly have the condition known as March Madness. Here’s some common causes, symptoms and treatments to help you self-diagnose, work through and deal with the NCAA Tournament Influenza:

1) February Freakout: Like we mentioned above, it’s early but if you’ve already got butterflies and rhinos in your stomach and already freaking the freak out in February, you’re going to get madder in March. And if this is the case, even at a moderate degree, then might have a problem. We suggest talking to a close friends, seeking help from family or seeing a therapist from Betterhelp.

2) Betting: The usual problems fans face with any sort of sport is of the gambling variety. This is especially true with large sporting events where not only is the scope of the event magnified, but the money wagered exponentially increases. Think The Super Bowl, a huge boxing match, the NBA Finals and yes, March Madness. We recommend canceling your trip to Las Vegas and stepping far away from the sportsbook, or any online sites that increase your gambling troubles and debt.

3) Productivity Drop: As CNBC reported a couple years ago, billions of dollars are lost every year during March Madness. Listen, we all sneak a peek at the scores or watch our favorite team(s) / Alma Maters on the mobile phone while at work, but there’s some fans that take entire days off from work come Thursday and Friday during the earlier rounds of the NCAA tournament. That life choice might be because they’re just full-on, healthy college basketball fans whom join their friends at bar or restaurant to enjoy the games together or it could be because they can’t bring themselves to focus at work; instead never leaving bed on their PTO and poring over scores, analysis, and minutiae as soon as they open their eyes.


So do you have March Madness? Well if you think you do, perhaps a bracket that’s printable can help you soothe your symptoms. Here’s a list of free resources for you to leverage in your 64-match battle with March Madness. It could help. It might not.

Free March Madness Resources
Action Post Name Year Printable Doc.
Print March Madness Brackets 2019 Y PDF
Blank Blank and Fillable Bracket 2019 Y PDF
Download Get March Madness Brackets 2019 Y PDF
Fill out Fillable NCAA Bracket 2019 Y PDF
Stream Live Where to Watch/Stream NCAA 2019 N HTML
Printable March Madness Brackets 2019 Y EXL
Blank March Madness Brackets N/A Y PDF
Select Pick the Perfect Bracket N/A N HTML
Print Out NCAA Tournament Brackets 2019 Y JPG
Printable Blank NCAA Brackets 2019 Y PDF
Bracket Women's NCAA Tournament 2019 Y N/A
Predict March Madness Predictions 2019 N HTML
Print NCAA Bracket and Schedule 2019 Y EXL
Discuss March Madness Forum N/A N BBS

It’s understandable that you get caught up in the madness of the NCAA tournament, just be sure it’s in an appropriate and healthy interest. If it falls outside of that and it’s impacting your health, please seek assistance from professionals and don’t take any of our suggestions as authoritative advice.

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