Unless you’re just learning to tell time, chances are you’ve mastered the 12 hour days. Terms like “a.m.” and “p.m.” are ingrained into your brain. You can recognize the difference between 5 a.m. & 5 p.m. quite naturally, without using any brain power. In other words, you do not have to think when you are telling time as this method is the way it’s been for your entire life.
That changes now.
Most non-Americans and many intelligent Americans already realize that the 24-hour clock (also known in the USA as ‘military time’) is the most commonly used time notation used across the globe today. Using 24 hours to tell time is the international standard for telling time as it presents a clear & unambiguous way to keep track of time.
By simply deciding to challenge yourself, you can make the change to a 24-hour clock & permanently improve your brain power. At first you may find yourself doing a lot of math but don’t worry! You won’t forget how to use the worn out 12-hour clock, you’ll simply add another weapon to your intellectual arsenal. You’ll quickly become used to the 24-hour method and my guess is that like me & billions of other people, you’ll eventually prefer it.
Change the settings on your phone & computer…RIGHT NOW. Why wait? Do it now and tomorrow it will be a little easier to tell time using 24 hours. The next day will be even easier & so on.