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Life in military

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Life in military

How do nervous new soldiers do to adapt themselves to new environment?


Our suggestions:

It is normal for new soldiers with different level of nervous sentiments to adapt themselves to new environment.  Actually every new soldier is in a similar situation.    

It is helpful for releasing nervous sentiments by keeping normal diet habits, moderate physical exercises, and regular rests (sleeps).

First of all, try to stabilize your sentiments. Then find some comrades in arms which are easy to get along well to pass through the difficulties, or consult with the instructor, who is assigned to assist new soldier in accordance with regulations, about how to release nervous sentiments.

When you deeply stuck in helplessness, do not forget to report to your direct supervisor (company commander, chief counselor) or the psychological consultant for assistance.

It also will be helpful to make calls or write letters to your parents, relatives or friends if possible. Lifeinmilitary頁面插圖


When a new soldier is unable to catch up the schedule of military training due to physical problems, or suffers sport injury because of the high standard of physical training, how can he do?

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1.Do not reluctantly bear any pains because of the fear of being known.  It is important to report to your supervisor or reflect the problems you are facing in your journal.  If the problems are still not resolved, report to higher ranking officers through normal and appropriate channels.

2.Go to see a doctor in the hospital or clinic, and request for a diagnosis certificate which is supposed to attach to the reports to your supervisor.  Once the supervisor realizes the difficulties you are facing and approves a moderate rest for you, you may come back for the military training when you recover.

3.You may endeavor to strive for self-breakthrough and self-adaption under the principle of not getting more serious harm.  Once again, do not forget to ask your psychological consultant to help you if you cannot achieve the goal.


Due to the strict military training, it is easy for me to obtain an impulse of escape whenever I go out for vacation.  What should I do?

It is need to calmly rethink that “escape” is not a real manner of resolving the problem.  And you definitely know that too.  Running away from problems is a coward's act.  You should encourage yourselves to honorably leave the army just like other soldiers do.   

“Why can't I do what others do?” ‘Can I amke it?” “Is it just my excuse for the fear of hardships?” “Go for it! I can make it!”  You had better talk to a trustworthy comrade in arms who you can pass through the problems together.  It is definitely much better than being alone.   

Calm down and think about the consequence of escape which has 12 years and six months limitation period of prosecution.  Running away will ruin your own life and build up huge pressure on your family.  Escaping is at the cost of both your and your family's whole life happiness.      

Do more exercises which are beneficial for your body and spirit in your leisure time.  Obtain rests as much as you can to recover your energy.  Come back for training once your recover your health.  Just remember that the strict training is the biggest benefit in your life.

If it is still difficult for you to control the impulse of escape, you may ask your supervisor or psychological consultant for assistance.  


What should I do if the cadre members physically punish me, or if the new soldiers are often gathered to be rebuked at night for no reasons, or if the new soldiers are asked to do individual drills, or to be heckled or beaten without excuses?   

  Our suggestions:

If the problems are not resolved, please report to your supervisors through the channels of complaints report.  The supervisor will definitely manage according to related regulations.  Justice will be served.  Do not take private revenges.    

Please report to your direct supervisor (company commander or chief counselor) and ask for assistance when you face unreasonable threats, requirements, spitefulness, and physical punishments.    

You may ask the supervisor or the psychological consultant to help you for releasing stressed sentiments and resolving problems when you are in agitation, indignation or depression due to the aforesaid issues.      

Self-exam your words and deeds from time to time.  If the objectives of punishment were only you and several comrades, you should take a  self-examination to make sure that there were not inappropriate behaviors you have done.  If you still cannot figure out the reasons, just ask other comrades to directly point out your inappropriate words or deeds if any.  

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It is hard for me to get along and make friends with other comrades in arms due to my introverted personality.  What should I do?   

  Our suggestions:

The introverted personality is not the direct reason of poor relations.  You may have many good friends if you are a good listener.   

Everyone has his/her own unique style and personality.  If you completely approve yourself, open your mind, and moderately present your interests and habits to other people, you will step firmly out for the relationships with other people once they start to know you.      

Have conversations with trustworthy friends around you.  Perhaps what you need are nimble and practiced communication skills, and encouragement for breakthrough.

The feelings among people are interactive.  If you politely and sincerely treat people, or actively help people, you will be popular among comrades even you are talkative too much.  Be patient, and give your comrades more time.  Do not be afraid of stretching out a friendly hand to your comrades. With an introverted personality, you should give yourself a chance for expanding relations, and for knowing good friends. In the meanwhile you should give other people a chance for knowing you.

Completely utilize your vacations to attend special lecture classes of social organizations which are relevant to the issue of relationship and communication in order to spur your potentiality of interpersonal relationship.  You may ask your supervisor or psychological consultant for helps once you have done your best and there is no friendly respondence.

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How should I do to handle pressure? 

  Our suggestions:

First of all, you have to trust yourself that you are capable of managing new learning, or of looking for assistance from friends, the supervisor, or the psychological consultant.  The key point is to trust in your capability.  When people do not believe in their own ability to manage things, “YOU” are usually the biggest enemy.  Therefore, it is very important to love yourself first, and do not underestimate yourself.    

You had better regard the current pressure as a challenge in your life.  Terminate those negative thoughts, and cultivate active and positive attitudes.

Learn how to relax yourself and accumulate positive energies to face challenges in your daily life.  For example, listen to soft and joyful music that is able to make you happy, freely draw pictures, heartily sing songs, and keep moderate nutritious diets and regular rests.  

Please definitely ask your supervisor or psychological consultant for helps if you cannot effectively face the challenge of pressure.

Completely utilize your vacations to attend special lecture classes of social organizations which are relevant to the issue of relationship and communication in order to spur your potentiality of interpersonal relationship.  You may ask your supervisor or psychological consultant for helps once you have done your best and there is no friendly respondence.

You had better regard the current pressure as a challenge in your life.  Terminate those negative thoughts, and cultivate active and positive attitudes.

Learn how to relax yourself and accumulate positive energies to face challenges in your daily life.  For example, listen to soft and joyful music that is able to make you happy, freely draw pictures, heartily sing songs, and keep moderate nutritious diets and regular rests.  

Please definitely ask your supervisor or psychological consultant for helps if you cannot effectively face the challenge of pressure.

Completely utilize your vacations to attend special lecture classes of social organizations which are relevant to the issue of relationship and communication in order to spur your potentiality of interpersonal relationship.  You may ask your supervisor or psychological consultant for helps once you have done your best and there is no friendly respondence.

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I cannot adapt to the big pressure at work, and feel deeply depressed and anxious.  What should I do?

  Our suggestions:

Try to make a list of issues that you want to finish one by one.  Put a cross on the issue that you finish, and you will find that it is not as difficult as you imagine.    

Your heart shouldn't be disturbed by the confused sentiments.  Try to review the problems you are facing in habitual ways, and figure out the roots of depression and anxiety so that you can effectively resolve the problems.

Learn to relax yourself from time to time.  Read more books and music which you are interested in if it is possible.  And it will be helpful to make calls to your parents and friends for having conversations with them.

You'd better let the comrades, who get along well with you, know about your situation.  Perhaps they may help you at an appropriate time.    

You may ask your supervisor or psychological consultant for helping to release the pressure in your heart.

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I will always be nervous when I am on duty of guard at a fixed post.  And I am not familiar with disposal manners of various situations.  What should I do?    

  Our suggestions:

It is normal to be nervous for new soldiers to take on a duty of guard at a fixed post.  Taking on a duty of guard at a fixed post needs more practices which make things perfect.  First of all, please adequately utilize your time to memorize various principles of duty.  Secondly, prejudge situations which could happen, and pre-find manners to cope with those situations.  Spending time to practice the manners will build up your confidence. 

Carefully review the blind spots on your duty, and discuss with comrades about what you have learned from your duty, or ask the squad leader or senior comrades about the gist of guard duty, and the disposal manners.   

Please ask the company commander or the chief counselor for consultation or arrangement of probation.  Ask psychological consultants for assistance if necessary.

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I am married and have two children.  However, I have an uneasy relationship with my wife who is going to divorce from me.  What should I do?

  Our suggestions:

First of all, carefully exam your words and deeds, and check if there are any inappropriate behaviors in your daily life.

Calmly think about the real reason of the uneasy relationship with your wife.  You may ask your parents, relatives or the direct supervisor for negotiations or assistance.

Please carefully think and act. 

What you decide and what you do will not only determine your future but also affect your entire family life.

One of the powerful elements of marriage is the children who need to be more concerned about. Your temporary impulse could be your children's permanently pain.

You may ask the commissioner to help you with a transfer introduction for you or your wife to other counseling organizations.


I am so depressed due to breaking with my girlfriend during the period of military service.  What should I do?

  Our suggestions:

Relations with the opposite gender cannot be forced, and the relation will not be meaningful unless it deeply gets involved in both sides.  You had better maintain the concept of true love during the courtship when you are not able to save the relationship after giving your efforts.

It will not be true love if either side can not bear to suffer from being apart.  It is necessary to give up such a weak relationship for your whole life happiness.   

Open your heart, attend to normal social activities at leisure time, and expand various interpersonal relationships. 

Try to make you busy, and focus on other things or works but your girlfriend.  You will gradually recover from the trauma of relationship.

Please ask the chief counselor or psychological consultants for assistance if you still cannot be released from the relations.


I have had an uneasy relationship with my family before I entered the military. Therefore, I do not like to go home on vacation.  However, I do not have any places else to go.  What should I do?  

  Our suggestions:

You may utilize the leisure time to cultivate normal entertainments, such as going to the movie, or going to hiking with comrades.  Or you may join in charitable activities held by social organizations in hospitals or orphanages.  Develop yourself by helping other people.  Do not start the degeneration of life due to staying away from home.   

Most people think that being a soldier is an essential stage of becoming a real man.  So, try to rebuild up new relationships with your family through a vision of real man.   

Please try to understand that everyone makes mistakes, and so does your parents.  Family is your root that you cannot get rid of in your whole life. Contact with your family as often as you can, and try to open the knots of emotion.

Please ask your supervisor for assistance, or ask the psychological consultant for transfer introduction to other counseling organizations.


What should I do if I was addicted to drug use or gambling video arcade game due to inappropriate friends before I entered the military?

  Our suggestions:

The addiction of drug use and gambling video arcade game will ruin your life.  Therefore, it is very import to control your self over stopping using drug or playing gambling video arcade game.  The most important is to stop contacting with those inappropriate friends.   

Cultivate proper restorative and entertaining activities, and stop entering inappropriate places.  Form frugal habits in your daily life.

Talk to your supervisors and psychological consultants, and analyze the reasons of addiction of drug use and gambling video arcade game.  Ask for consulting, and build up health mentality.  If necessary request for arrangement of detoxification and treatment to effectively terminate the related addictions.


My works and learning schedules were interrupted due to entering the military.  And I am wondering about my future and career after leaving the military.  What should I do?

  Our suggestions:

Learn the skills of arrangement and application of fragmented time.  You may contact teachers and classmates to ask them for providing new information, or you may attend correspondence classes which you are interested in for lasting your learning.

Ask psychological consultants for providing channels of learning, professional training, and market information.  According to your career aptitude test, you may regard the information as reference for the career after you leave the military. 

After leaving the military, you should keep close contact with comrades.  Starting your own business with comrades is a good manner in the career development.   

You may sincerely talk with your supervisors and relatives for sharing experiences and advice.

What should I do when I am in a bad situation, and feel like I am stuck?

  Our suggestions:

Do not regard your current situation as shamelessness or foolishness, and fear for being known by other people.  In contrast, at the moment you should talk to someone (comrades, commissioners, psychological consultants) who you can trust.

In your mind, please keep thinking “Everything will be fine.  Life will find the way out.”  Consult with someone you can trust about the best resolutions.  


What should you do when your comrades are in bad situations?

  Our suggestions:

In the following situations, you should pay more attentions to your comrades:

The daily behaviors or activities of comrades have been suddenly changed a lot.  For example, a silent person becomes to be talkative; a person who does not like to bother other people asks you to take care of his personal issues once something bad happen to him.   

A comrade complains about he is not able to take care of the big issue what happens in his life.  

A comrade complains about his daily life is disturbed upside down.

A comrade presents the emotion of resentment.  

A comrade is always in deep depression, frustration, and helplessness.

A comrade expresses the thought of death. 

When a comrade faces the aforesaid situation, it means that he is suffering and needs concerns from other people.  If you want to give him a hand, just try to comfort him, and release his pain.  The most important is let him slowly speak out from the deep inside of him.

In the meanwhile, please request the leading cadres or psychological consultants to help the comrade who is suffering from difficulties. 

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