At last I am back to my healthy lifestyle and routine after going hay wire for the last few months. The morning brisk walking with my significant half around Tasik Cempaka about 4 km routes has been my favorite’s activities for the past few years. Somehow my new hobby "Golf" has managed to disrupt my healthy lifestyle. The pressure from colleges for me to take up golf after leaving the game about 15 years ago – really upset my routine. Actually I am quite happy with golf because it’s quite a challenge to hit the small ball over 18 holes - a lot of skill and paitence is needed. The four hours taken to complete the game provide and avenue for closer bonding between golf buddies. Now that I am able to play tolerable golf I have decided to keep my golf to minimum and catch up with my weekends brisk walking.
Actually the brisk walking not only contribute tremendously to my health and provides an effective therapy for me and wife. The one hour routine provide and excellent setting for us to communicate and talk on many issues in a pressure less environment. She will tell about her office politics, progress on research and projects and most importantly how she and kids is doing. I will usually be a good listener and provides advice on critical issues she is facing or bothering her. I will also share with her on my current issues and thoughts. But really that one hour routine followed by breakfast at our favorite’s restaurant i.e. Puteri Bongsu and Larizz provides a therapy that money can’t buy. I found out that by missing the healthy routine its not only strained our health but also our communications therapy.
I am sure my simple therapy is applicable to all of us – in our busy and hectic weekdays schedules we just seemed not be able to communicate effectively with our significant half. We are always chasing time to send children to school, tuition, groceries and watching favorites TV programs, meetings friends etc. It is important that we spent time together in a relax environment …… it can also be going to movie or window shopping etc to take up the strain from our wife which have been acting as superwomen all week.
I am not about to give up golf but will scheduled it such that I won’t miss my morning walk two weeks in a row. More driving range than the green or perhaps weekdays golfing where possible.