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Putting the Pep in your Step

(Choosing the Coast Guard Academy, Overcoming Challenges, Class of 2020) Permanent link   All Posts
Caminske Photo Ok, let’s be honest. It’s pretty plain to see that the entire corps walks around like zombies about 99.999% of the time. Everyone wakes up, goes to class then sports then does homework until 2 a.m. and the cycle just repeats itself. Getting lost in this cycle seems like the easiest pitfall for a cadet to stumble into. Never fear, various blog readers, I’ve assembled my top three tips to ensure that you break out of that zombie mentality:


1. Don’t forget why you’re here. Everyone always says this but REALLY sit down when it all gets too crazy and think about why you chose to come here.


2. Make your room fun. After a long day you don’t want to have to come back to gray walls and nothing but cabinets to look at. So make that personal shelf as epic and happy as you can…as long as it’s in regs….


3. SMILE!!! This is the easiest tip to follow. When you wake up tell yourself that it’s going to be a great day and that you are going to accomplish whatever it is you have to do that day. You set your own tone, so why not make it positive?


So, what are you gonna do? Will you be a walking through Chase in a daze or will you walk with that extra pep in your step? You decide which one you want.


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