4 reasons why playing golf is just like being a studying dad

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  • 4 REASONS

    A STUDYING DAD

    PLAYING GOLF

    is just like being

    why

  • As a golf enthusiast, you might think that being a studying parent is completely different to playing golf, but its really not! Whether youre a pro or amateur on the green, if youre a dad who is thinking about studying, here are 4 reasons why being a studying dad is just like being a golfer.

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  • 1. you need the

    right conditions.

  • Planning ahead is vital! When you check out the weather before you play golf, you plan whether or not youre going to play in the morning or afternoon and, depending on the course you take, you might need a 3 iron or a 9 iron.

    Just like when youre playing golf, you need to make sure you have the right conditions when youre studying with kids.

  • When you study with kids, it helps to plan in advance. Depending on their ages, it might be best to study when theyre asleep or when theyre doing their homework.

    If you need to study during the day, why not utilise a play date so you can gain a few hours of solid uninterrupted study time?

  • Whether youre a pro or amateur on the green, being a

    studying dad is just like

    being a golfer.

  • 2. being focused

    is key.

  • When you play golf, you prepare yourself and focus to take that swing. Being focused and consistent can help with your handicap on the green and similarly with study momentum. As a parent, you already know that staying focused is key and you can use these skills as a studying dad, youve got this!

  • You need to ensure you can focus when it comes to study too. As youve had practise with focusing on your swing and, youve already got the skills to get started!

    If you need help preparing to stay focused on study, check out the A to Z guide of study tips.

    https://social.usq.edu.au/study-tips/2015/07/az-of-study

  • Whether youre a pro or amateur on the green, being a

    studying dad is just like

    being a golfer.

  • 3. Bounce back from

    let downs.

  • Sometimes you might feel like youre always landing in the bunker when youre playing golf. As a parent, you know that you cant do everything at once and that some things wont always go the way you planned.

  • Just like with golf, your study will probably encounter setbacks during your degree, but the key to getting through them is resilience.

    Hear from Cathy on how you can upgrade your mental resilience and cope with any setbacks you encounter while being a studying parent.

    https://social.usq.edu.au/motivationals/2015/10/blog-cathy-mental-resilience

  • Whether youre a pro or amateur on the green, being a

    studying dad is just like

    being a golfer.

  • 4. You have an end

    goal in sight..

  • No matter how many swings it takes, you still need to keep the end hole in sight. Whether its getting through the first semester, submitting your first assignment or making it to your graduation, you need to make sure you know what your goals are to help keep you motivated throughout your studies.

  • As a golfer it can be difficult to get that green jacket, but when you finish your studies you will receive the opportunity to cross the stage wearing your graduation cap and gown.

    As a studying parent, youll have plenty of end goals in sight too; however, trying to achieve them and your study goals can be tricky when youre a parent 24/7. Hear from one of our studying parents for tips on how you can make it happen and not feel guilty!

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  • Whether youre a pro or amateur on the green, being a

    studying dad is just like

    being a golfer.

  • Still not sure how you can fit study into your life while being a parent? Check out Shanes blog, 4 tips for tackling study as a new dad, to see how you can make study happen.

    Dont forget you can always chat to one of our friendly Student Relationship Officers (SROs) about your options.

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