For today's chat, I wanted to highlight 4 of my favorite easy tips for the optimization of health and other lifestyle factors. If you have any follow-up questions, drop them in the comments below.
1. The '10 more seconds' rule
Being an Army Ranger was absolutely crazy at times. The number of beatings our body took during various seasons of training, selection, combat prep, etc. was enormous. To say there weren't countless times I wanted to quit would be a bald-faced lie.
That said, I never did quit. And there's a straightforward tip that got me through 22-hour days of combat operations on 90-min of sleep/night, 25-mile ruck marches, 1,200 reps of flutter kicks, and so much more. Tell yourself "I can do 10 more seconds". Over, and over, and over again.
The reality is we're all capable of withstanding way more than we think we can. If you take discomfort in bite-sized chunks and keep telling yourself "just a tiny bit more", you can withstand a ridiculous amount and be stronger mentally and physically because of it.
Similarly, I used to tell myself "I'll quit tomorrow." And just like when you tell yourself you'll quit a bad habit tomorrow, tomorrow rarely comes around.