The 25-year-old rookie is 215th on the money list and has not made a halfway cut since early June, but after an opening 67 in the Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles he shares the lead with experienced Australian Brett Rumford.
"The season has been very new to me and you have to adapt, I guess," said the qualifying school graduate.
"I've taken some time off. A lot of people just want you to play all the time, but I needed a break.
"I guess if you're playing well you assume it's easy. If it's not going your way and you are constantly missing cuts it's tough.
"There's a lot of guys been through that - almost everyone - and I just have to play the best I can and see what happens."
Rumford, paired with Borsheim, is a three-time Tour winner but is adjusting to life as the father of twins.
"I'm certainly not complaining about it. You just have to get your head in a different space," the 35-year-old said.
"You have to organise yourself a whole lot better than just walking out on the golf course every day and just being fairly carefree.
"In 2010 I was just trying to be the best golfer I could be. Now that's all changed and I'm trying to be the best father I can be.
"It's being able to compete and perform on less practice and a few more distractions going on."