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

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Playing golf is just like being a studying parent. Find out how you can use your golfing skills to help you through your studies while being a parent. Check out Jeremy's blog on how he gave up full-time work to do full-time study while being a father of two young kids. If you need further information on how to balance study and your work, check out the 'Balancing study with your career' guide.

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

  1. 1. 4 REASONS A STUDYING DAD PLAYING GOLF is just like being why
  2. 2. As a golf enthusiast, you might think that being a studying parent is completely different to playing golf, but it’s really not! Whether you’re a pro or amateur on the green, if you’re a dad who is thinking about studying, here are 4 reasons why being a studying dad is just like being a golfer.
  3. 3. 1. you need the right conditions.
  4. 4. Planning ahead is vital! When you check out the weather before you play golf, you plan whether or not you’re 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 you’re playing golf, you need to make sure you have the right conditions when you’re studying with kids.
  5. 5. When you study with kids, it helps to plan in advance. Depending on their ages, it might be best to study when they’re asleep or when they’re 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?
  6. 6. Whether you’re a pro or amateur on the green, being a studying dad is just like being a golfer.
  7. 7. 2. being focused is key.
  8. 8. 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, you’ve got this!
  9. 9. You need to ensure you can focus when it comes to study too. As you’ve had practise with focusing on your swing and, you’ve 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.
  10. 10. Whether you’re a pro or amateur on the green, being a studying dad is just like being a golfer.
  11. 11. 3. Bounce back from let downs.
  12. 12. Sometimes you might feel like you’re always landing in the bunker when you’re playing golf. As a parent, you know that you can’t do everything at once and that some things won’t always go the way you planned.
  13. 13. 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.
  14. 14. Whether you’re a pro or amateur on the green, being a studying dad is just like being a golfer.
  15. 15. 4. You have an end goal in sight..
  16. 16. No matter how many swings it takes, you still need to keep the end hole in sight. Whether it’s 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.
  17. 17. 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, you’ll have plenty of end goals in sight too; however, trying to achieve them and your study goals can be tricky when you’re a parent 24/7. Hear from one of our studying parents for tips on how you can make it happen and not feel guilty!
  18. 18. Whether you’re a pro or amateur on the green, being a studying dad is just like being a golfer.
  19. 19. Still not sure how you can fit study into your life while being a parent? Check out Shane’s blog, 4 tips for tackling study as a new dad, to see how you can make study happen. Don’t forget you can always chat to one of our friendly Student Relationship Officers (SROs) about your options. CRICOS: QLD00244B  NSW02225M  TEQSA: PRV12081  2017.03.02  (14)  Graphics © Shutterstock social.usq.edu.au

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