The 5 Second Rule
When I first saw the title to this book, my mind immediately went to the 5 second rule that I have with my kids or the Boy Scouts, where food that hits the floor for less than 5 seconds is still edible. Like 5 seconds is some magical number that keeps the germs or bacteria from attaching to the item.
Not that 5 Second Rule
Mel had the same thought that I did and explains that this book is not about that 5 second rule, it’s about the 5 second rule that she has developed into a technique that as the subtitle states, Transform your life, work and confidence with everyday courage.
You, like I, might be wondering how can 5 seconds do so much?
I Hate Doing…
I all too often talk to Diabetics who say.. “but, I hate doing…” most of the time the sentence ending with the word “exercise”.
I can’t say that I hate exercise, but I definitely can’t say that I love it either, but over the last few months, I have changed my habit around getting out and moving.
If you haven’t read my article about participating in the runDisney Star Wars Marathon, you should check it out. I didn’t start participating in 5K events all in one day, by just waking up in the morning and say… today I am going to do a 5K.
It actually all started after I read Mel’s book about The 5 Second Rule.
The 5 Second Rule is actually very simple, but the science and reasoning behind it is effectiveness. Effectiveness is well discussed in Mel’s book. If you want to know more about whey this rule works, please make sure to read/listen to this book. The base of The 5 Second Rule, is to count from 5 down to 1 and then say GO… and do whatever you were counting down to.
Simple, right? Mel discusses why counting down is better than counting up among other reasons why the rule works.
I can tell you from experience that The 5 Second Rule works.
After reading this book, I started to use The 5 Second Rule in my life. It has helped me to get out of bed on those mornings when I really didn’t need to, but if I did I could get more “to dos” done than I would have otherwise. It has also helped me to get out and exercise more. Whenever I don’t want to go for a run/walk, I 5-4-3-2-1-GO myself out the door.
After I am done, I am so glad that I went and now I find that I don’t have to 5-4-3-2-1-GO myself as much as I used to.
Now, I am running/walking three 5Ks and one 10K PER WEEK!
I know that Mel’s The 5 Second Rule book has helped me greatly and can help you as well.
Do you have any techniques that you use to get motivated to get something done?