Google "golf tips" and you'll get millions of hits (23,800,000 to be more precise). Try to follow a fraction of those and you're stomach will be in knots before you swing the club.
If I were to start playing golf now, I'm not sure I'd be able to turn off my brain. It's virtually impossible to shut down the part of my head that's thinking about after school programs, writing a book, what to have for dinner, what tomorrow at work is going to be like...
When I was playing golf actively, in my teens, I didn't have all that stuff floating around. I could concentrate on my swing, the direction of the breeze, the angle of the sun. And possibly the cute boy that just walked up the fairway. In other words, I could relax. Focus. Not be thinking about where I was going next, because I didn't need to be somewhere. And yes, I totally know I didn't appreciate that then!
The point of this post is to remind you, and me, that no matter what's going on in our lives, you can always relax. Drink in the sun. Feel the breeze waft past. Inhale the aromas around you. In short, stop and smell the roses.
Relax and swing the club! (or write the book, or take that chance you've been avoiding.)