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5 Military Habits You Can Steal To Improve Your Daily Life

by Tami Brehse August 12, 2016

5 Military Habits You Can Steal To Improve Your Daily Life


Just because you didn’t go through 10 weeks of basic training doesn’t mean you can’t learn some valuable lessons from our men and women in uniform. We’ve drawn up a list of five great military habits you can use to improve your life. Hup to!

Stop hitting the snooze button

When your alarm goes off, get up!

In the military, servicemen and women don't have the luxury of hitting the snooze button. In basic training, recruits wake up at 5 o'clock sharp every morning to hit the ground running.

Sleep experts say hitting snooze and going back to sleep for an extra 15 or 20 minutes can throw off your internal clock and leave you groggy and fuzzy-headed. If you set a strict time to wake up and go to sleep, you'll feel more sharp and alert throughout the day.

Skip the coffee and opt for exercise.

Exercise in the morning

An hour after recruits wake up, it's time for PT.

Going for a run or doing some other form of exercise in the morning is a great way to get your blood pumping and relieve stress. A jog can wake you up more effectively than a cup of coffee, plus it kick-starts your metabolism.

Eat on a schedule.

Recruits at basic training have three scheduled chow times for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Research has shown eating at the same time every day can be good for your health.

Experts say changing up your meal times every day can screw up your internal clock and can be detrimental to your body.

Fix your posture.

Proper posture

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Stand tall and proud!

Having good posture will make you look more confident and improve the way people perceive you. Plus, standing and sitting in an upright position can reduce strain on your spine and lower, which can help alleviate headaches and back pain.

For a how-to, check out the graphic above from an Army field manual.

If you're on time, you're late.

In the military, being late is simply unacceptable.

Punctuality is paramount and some veterans will tell you showing up five minutes early is late.

Being on time in the professional world is critical, and showing up late can seriously hurt your image. Just like someone in the service, always being prepared and on time shows you're reliable.

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Tami Brehse
Tami Brehse

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