Golf and Your Mental Game: Golf as a Necessity or a Luxury?

I say Bravo to you for being on the golf course. Why? Because I think you are setting aside several hours to (hopefully) enjoy yourself. Let’s call this an example of self-care. You have carved out time to play a game you love or perhaps are addicted to? Do you prefer being a “corporate hero” burning the candle at both ends” for a pat on the back which more often will be a kick in the ass out the door when you are a very old 55. Type A personalities are often candidates for heart disease and burnout. Incessant work is depleting for both the mind and body.

So if you find yourself on the golf course I say you are in the right place and taking the time to care for yourself. This is not to say you are free to ignore family and social obligations. Cut out self-care then stress and pressure will intensify. If golf is causing you frustration and aggravation and is becoming unenjoyable don’t waste your self-care time on it. Take up curling, tennis or fishing. There is a self-care groove out there. So if you get heat at home for the 6 hours whittled away getting to and from the golf course and playing the game pull out the self-care card! You are worth it.

Published by Robert K Stephen (CSW)

Robert K Stephen writes about food and drink, travel, and lifestyle issues. He is one of the few non-national writers to be certified as a wine specialist by the Society of Wine Educators, in Washington, DC. Robert was the first associate member of the Wine Writers’ Circle of Canada. He also holds a Mindfulness Certification from the University of Leiden and the University of Toronto. Be it Spanish cured meat, dried fruit, BBQ, or recycled bamboo place mats, Robert endeavours to escape the mundane, which is why he has established this publication. His motto is, "Have Story, Will Write."

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