- Mar 12, 2012
By Gene Griffith, former Retired Military (1987-2013),
- Get 8–9 hours of sleep every night. Don’t worry about waking up early. I spent almost 27 years in the military and had to wake up early almost every morning. I hated it. Since retiring, I now get up when I wake up. Eight hours of sleep works for me and I am always well rested. Your body, your rules. Get up when you are rested.
- Drink water. Lots of it.
- Be grateful.
- Forgive easily. Especially forgive yourself.
- Be kind. Especially be kind to yourself.
- Say “no”. And yes you can do that kindly. Our time is limited. Use it wisely.
- Live below your means. Put a portion of your income away for a rainy day.
- Learn to like yourself.
- Learn to be alone.
- Workout. Do some sort of activity every single day to get the blood flowing.
- Stretch everyday.
- Breathe deeply.
- Don’t sweat the small stuff.
- Hold yourself and others to a higher standard. When others fail, see number 4. When you fail, see number 4.
- Create huge audacious dreams and then break them down into actionable units.
- Create a to do list of 2–3 actionable units (see number 16) to work on the next day. Schedule those units and complete them.
- Learn something, anything, every single day
- Do something that scares you every single day.
- Choose to be happy.