Finding Your Way in a Challenging Time Requires Some Attention to Self Care



In a time when so many Americans are struggling to deal with not only the pandemic but also the political climate of this election. Finding a way to still get up and go to work, to parent, and to volunteer is not easy if you fall victim to the 24/7 information that is both sides of the aisle are throwing at the voters.

Going to work every single day, never being late, and never making excuses is the secret formula for success. And the fact of the matter is that even in the turmoil of the day it is still the work ethic of the nation that will determine the future success of our country.

Whether you are a teacher doing the unthinkable in classrooms across the nation or you are a line worker in a manufacturing plant the challenge of getting up and out of bed is important to not only your own personal peace but also the financial well being of your family.

For all of these reasons and because of all of these stresses, it is important to know that taking time for your self is more important than ever. One such self care approach might be to increase the amount of time you and your family spend enjoying some kind of physical activity together. As the weather turns colder in many parts of the country, however, it is even more important to continue to find ways to remain active. One perfect solution may be to make a reservation at one of the many commercial golf simulators that are being built across the country. In a covered venue protected from the elements, this outdoor setting provides a way to work on your game, compete with your friends and family, and do so in a safe outdoor environment.

Home Golf Simulators Continue to Improve

Although the commercial use of golf simulators may be new to some parts of the country, the best players have long known the advantages of having a home golf simulator. And while these home golf simulators have been around for quite awhile, they continue to improve in the kind of technologies that they offer. From allowing people to virtually visit courses around the world to helping analyze a swing, a home golf simulator allows many people to continue practicing their favorite sport even when the weather does not cooperate.

Unfortunately, fewer than 5% of adults participate in 30 minutes of physical activity each day, and only one in three adults receive the recommended amount of physical activity each week. A game of golf can, however, combat both of these problems. Known as a game of isolation in many ways, golf has always combined an opportunity to be in the great outdoors while at the same time allowing players to walk as much as they want. The option of taking a cart is not always necessary on many courses, and using skills that you have perfected in a simulator setting, many golfers find a way to get out on the links as often as possible. The mere fact that a typical 18-hole golf course covers approximately 125 to 150 acres of land is of itself an indicator of the kind of walking many golfers can get.

These are challenging times and knowing that you are going to be able to spend an evening or a weekend morning playing a round of golf with friends, workers, or family may be the best way to make sure that you are looking out for not only your physical, but also mental well being. Turing off the television, leaving the social media and all of the other trappings of a cell phone aside for a few hours, and getting outside for a few hours is the best prescription. And if you want to feel like you are really making the most of your play or you want to introduce someone else to the game of golf, some time at a simulator may help you enjoy your time on the links even more.

What are you doing this weekend to help you mentally and physically prepare for these next days, weeks, and months as the nation navigates the challenging times?

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