I’ve been thinking alot about what should be in my head when I’m standing over the ball… in an ideal world, I’ve cleared my mind, envisioned the shot I’m going to hit, and now I’m going to make the swing necessary to hit that shot.
If I trust my swing, and have visualized the shot I’m about to hit, what good is a swing thought?
And maybe that’s the rub… I need to make sure I trust my swing, so I’m not thinking about what to do (or worse what NOT to do) and instead I’m just focused on the task at hand.
I’m still working on all this mindfulness stuff, so I’m not sure what others do… I feel like my best swings are mindless and I’m just trusting my body to complete an action… but I also think my worst swings are when I’m “not paying attention” and swinging aimlessly.
I think a good swing thought can bridge that middle ground, but part of me feels like I should set the goal of moving completely away from swing thoughts, focus on the results of my swing and try to get out of my own way… Though I’d still use swingthoughts on days where my mind and body aren’t properly synched.