10 reasons why golf is good for your work-life balance
Why you should start playing golf now
Here’s 10 reasons why balancing a stressful life with a sport like golf is a good idea.
If you want to stay happy, healthy and well, it’s important to take time out to do something you enjoy. With its unique mix of exercise, socialising and fresh air, golf is the perfect option.
Here’s how golf can help you keep the balance right…
When life is stressful and busy, golf is a great way to inject some much-needed fun into your life. There’s no better way to spend some of your free time than sharing laughs and a game of golf with close friends and family.
Spend quality time with others
It’s important to build a strong social and support network through connecting with others. Golf can help you do this because it is inherently sociable. You can chat as you play and there’s the added bonus of a relaxing drink or coffee afterwards in the clubhouse.
Physically, golf is not excessively demanding. The accessibility of carts has lessened the physical requirements. Carts also expedite play, minimizing disparities in ability, skill and hitting distance. A golfer can take up the sport at a young age and enjoy it for the rest of life.
Golf gives you a precious space of your own that can help you recharge your batteries and alleviate stress. Its unique combination of fresh air, exercise and socialising means it can help calm your worries, keep you healthy and give you a better perspective. Learning something new and progressing with the sport will also give you a sense of achievement.
Step away from technology.
Technology now encroaches on every area of your life and you can find yourself constantly bombarded with texts, calls and emails – apart from when you head out on to the golf course. Leave the phone behind and head out without interruption for a few hours of golf, rest and recreation.
On a beautiful day, a golf course can seem like the perfect setting. Immaculately kept fairways, constructed water hazards and well-pruned greenery set against mountains, lakes and even the ocean make a golf course a wonderful place to experience enhanced nature. Couple this with a nice breeze and some sunshine, and it’s is a great way to spend half a day outdoors.
The appeal of golf can span the age range of all members of a family. A young golfer may enjoy the challenge of making contact with the ball for the first time, learning a new sport or the delight of spending the day with an adult relative. For an adult, golf may be a great opportunity to isolate his family from distractions and focus on spending time together in the context of a fun game.
The quiet and serenity of a golf course is an ideal place to unwind from an everyday schedule. A golf outing can be an activity within a longer vacation or a vacation on its own. The tranquility of the setting juxtaposed with the freedom to take aim and swing is a great recipe for stress relief.
A round of golf can substitute for a business meeting, a boardroom conference, or even a letter of introduction and a resume.
In golf as in life, there are achievements and disappointments. Learning from mistakes and overcoming obstacles improves a player’s game, and teaches them to optimistically carry out the same pattern in day to day life.