3 ways an attitude of gratitude can help you play your best golf

How an attitude of gratitude can help you play your best golf

It may seem such a simple thing, and we talk about it often – GRATITUDE. Having an attitude of gratitude can make an enormous difference to your golf.  It’s not something that just sounds nice, it’s a lifestyle and mindset choice that will drastically change your golf and your life in many ways. In positive psychology research, gratitude is strongly and consistently associated with greater happiness. Read on to see how:

IMG_18501. Having an attitude of gratitude helps you handle the stress of golf better.

Mentally give thanks and then do a mindfulness practice. Try some counting breathing or notice how your feet feel in your shoes, or how the sun feels on your skin – anything to get you mind into the present moment.

2. Remind yourself of what it is you value about playing golf.

Do you love the beautiful natural surroundings, the camaraderie, the challenge, the peacefulness of the environment, the competition, the exercise, the mental challenge,the fun?  What is it that you really love about playing golf?

3. Have an early morning happy hour

Leave the negative thoughts at home and only take positive ones with you to the course. Begin the day with thinking about 3 things you are grateful for: say them out loud, tell someone or write them down.

There are certainly many worse places to be than on a golf course!

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