Cadet life can be less fun initially but it is the most important time of a cadet to learn the skills for the rest of the life.
It is very important to keep oneself motivated and have clear goals in mind.
Once cadet is on board the ship following things are important
- Focus on the Job and learning
- Mental and Social stimulation
Need to have balanced diet, high salt can dehydrate and high sugar can make hyper active which would affect sleeping patterns
Besides a cadet should have right attitude in working relationship with the seniors.
Many skills that cadet will be learning has been developed over several hundreds of years. The standard 3 strand rope has been in use for many centuries, as has the splices and knots.
Sometimes there may be stark differences between natures of task learnt in the course to the actual work on board the ship. Cadet would be expected to be well versed with each and every system on the ship, particularly of the engine room.
With positive mind and right attitude cadet ship can be made as fun and educational.