Sixteen Student Morale-Boosters
exercise and sports (participation rather than just watching).
commitment to getting enough sleep most every night (not just on weekends).
with UTEP (shirts, license plates, stickers, fan regalia, etc.).
- Attendance at games, rallies, noontime events or to hear visiting speakers.
out, eating once a week at a nice sit-down restaurant (if budget allows).
(depending on your own marital status and personal ethical / moral beliefs —be
safe, and always respect your own moral and personal limits!).
to selected student clubs and community organizations as time allows.
- Attendance at selected
campus events / films / concerts / plays / sports events when time is
groups, causes, events, political organizations, charities or volunteerism as time
adult religious commitment (if you are a believer), or an increase in
existing faith commitment if any.
serious life-inventory, to dump, reduce or put on hold any ongoing commitments,
no matter how positive,
that you cannot afford (in time or money) to keep up while at UTEP.
- Whole-hearted dedication to your own career or life goal (even if you know
you may have to change it later), including going beyond your class assignments to
read, learn and make
yourself an expert in your intended field.
new foods, music, cultures, religious expressions and traditions,
languages and literatures while at UTEP.
new subjects of interest on your own in the UTEP library, online or with noncredit
or continuing a hobby or personal interest (as time allows).
especially university-sponsored trips, as time and money allows.
And some so-called morale-boosters to avoid (for obvious reasons):
altering substances / alcoholism or dope / self medication / binge
- Becoming a "party animal."
/ "Sleeping around" / Violating your own sexual limits.
“Heart of Darkness” syndrome: I.e, “My parents
and family aren’t here! There’s nobody here but strangers, and they
don’t count, so at last I'm FREE to do ANYTHING I WANT TO DO!”
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