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Month: October 2018

Life Lessons to be Learned From Playing Golf

When you spend a lot of time doing one thing, you start to make out lessons from it. Maybe it’s not even there, and is only in your head, but still, i think golf has taught me quite a lot, and want to share these lessons with the rest of the world. So, here we go.

 First is the lesson of freedom and being honest with yourself. In golf, unlike most games i know, you aren’t being judged by anyone else but yourself. I think that is in contrast with becoming adult. When you’re in your twenties, for the first time in your life, there’s no one watching over your shoulder. You are free to do however you please. Your mistakes are going to be your responsibility to fix down the road, and your victories will also be yours.  There are certain rules in golf that you’re expected to follow, of course, but adhering to those rules is totally up to you. I don’t think soccer player would ever call penalty or offside on himself/herself, but it’s actually golfer’s main responsibility to call him or herself out when he/she’s done something wrong.

 I have also learned to live in peace with my mistakes and not obsess over what could’ve been. Sometimes, in fact, most of the times, you feel like you’ve done everything right, but the outcome is wrong, or not as good as you thought. Trying to find reasons for every mistake will drive you insane. It might have just been something out of your control, like wind. That is not to say that reflecting on yourself is unimportant. Of course you should always examine your actions to decide what you’re doing right and what you’re doing wrong. Point is, you shouldn’t obsess over mistakes, and sometimes you might do your best but still fail and it’s not a catastrophe.  Most things in life are out of your control. Try your best at things that are within your control, but letting go of thing that are beyond it is just as important.

Another important lesson is to not over-analyze. I used to do this – whenever i had to buy a golf club for myself, i would read dozens of reviews. Now i realized how much time that wastes, and instead, usually read quick and informative reviews about golf clubs, like this one.

  Golf has also taught me value of being focused on the thing you’re doing right now and give your all to it. Doing many things at once is really detrimental to the outcome of all of those things. We’re just not wired to multitask, and i learned that the hard way while playing golf. It is valuable lesson for the real world, because sometimes you might feel overwhelmed by bunch of things you have to take care of. You should always remember to take them on one by one though. Learning to focus on one crucial task is extremely important.

 I covet this skill the most, and it was also learned on golf course. That skill is problem solving. There are many things that can go wrong on the golf course, forcing you to learn how to get around them without getting too frustrated.

Last, but definitely not least, is the skill of keeping quiet instead of being brash. As a kid, you learn to keep the volume down in order to respect others’ privacy. This builds empathy for other golfers, which is another good trait to have.

Celeriac – Severely Underrated Vegetable

On account of innovative cooks and nourishment bloggers, there’s no deficiency of low carb, Paleo, and ketogenic amicable substitutes for usually cherished sustenances. Regardless of whether it’s crushed turnips, cauliflower “rice,” zucchini noodles, or jicama fries, individuals curtailing dull starches have a universe of flavorful substitutes to look over. Be that as it may, following a couple of months—or years—of decreased carb admission, even the fanciest approximations can begin to miss the mark. For the individuals who are burnt out on cauliflower hummus or Brussels grows chips, consider including celery root, otherwise known as celeriac, to the culinary collection.

Celeriac is one of the nourishments that regularly get overlooked at agriculturists’ business sectors. It has an odd shape and can be entirely scary for somebody who’s never cooked one. (The equivalent can be said of kohlrabi, another to some degree interesting looking vegetable that initiates disarray and odd takes a gander at the farmstand.) One sharp author stated, “Envision how celery root feels at the vegetable excellence show,” and without a doubt, she proceeded to gather it together with the oft-avoided and not as much as pretty kohlrabi and rutabaga.

In any case, celeriac require not be exiled to the manure stack. It’s a delectable and flexible low carb vegetable whose primary disadvantage is that its bulbous, bumpy shape implies it very well may be an agony to peel. (Utilize a blade instead of a vegetable peeler. Endeavoring to get the skin off a celery root with a vegetable peeler is a pointless activity, and furthermore a decent method to demolish a splendidly convenient kitchen instrument. Celery root can be peeled in comparable design to a pineapple: remove the best and base with the goal that it sits upright, at that point remove the unpleasant sides.

Furthermore, cutting celeriac is positively justified, despite all the trouble. Celeriac is like radishes in that it’s not actually stacked with supplements, but rather it’s unquestionably suitable for low carb and Paleo eats less. It gives a crunchy, reviving and “hearty” nibble when eaten crude, and the flavor progresses and sweetens a bit when cooked. Furthermore, in light of the fact that a nourishment isn’t as supplement pressed as liver or kale doesn’t mean it’s futile to eat. (On the off chance that that were the situation, none of us could ever go after a sack of potato chips or a chocolate cupcake!) Celery root probably won’t be a vitamin and mineral powerhouse, yet it’s not totally without advantage. It’s a decent wellspring of vitamin K and gives little measures of vitamin C, B6, phosphorus and potassium. A 100-gram serving (around 3.5 ounces) furnishes 9 grams of starch with 2 grams of fiber, for a net carb measure of only 7 grams and a low glycemic stack.

Celery root is local to the Mediterranean bowl however is currently developed in North America, Northern Europe, North Africa and Southwest Asia. It shares the kind of the green celery stalks we’re more comfortable with, despite the fact that celeriac is significantly more gentle. In spite of the comparable appearances of their stalks, celeriac isn’t the underground bit of regular customary celery. The two vegetables share similar family and species (Apium graveolens) yet celeriac is a one of a kind assortment (rapaceum) developed particularly for its root. It’s sheltered to eat the stalks of celeriac, yet they’re commonly disposed of in light of the fact that they’re woody and not as mouth-watering as the typical celery. (The leaves, notwithstanding, can be dried and after that pounded to use as a zest, which functions admirably in case you’re out of celery yet a formula would profit by the flavor.)