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5, 4, 3, 2, 1 ......
A secret to getting things done with a simple rule.
Hello Friends, I am elated I'd still be meeting up with today. I was thinking of sending this newsletter tomorrow because of loads of frogs I have to eat (example, watching Netflix e.t.c). I believe you are doing great and wonderful. Let's get into the business for the day.
We need a new courage everyday to optimize our efficiency for that day. It's always a battle between us and ourselves to make the best out of our days. Mel Robbins who authored The 5 Seconds Rule was a victim of laziness, laxity and any other adjective that comes to your mind. Until the day she decided to fight back, she spend almost all her days badly. So, after finding a way out, she documented it and transformed it into the book.
The 5 Seconds Rule
The core message from the book is not complex. It takes 5 seconds to get the courage to do anything you have to day. The concept is that, for everything you need to do, anything your instinct is whispering for you to do, just gently count, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 and start. I can imagine how you'd feel now, lols, you'd think it's just a nonsense trick. Well, that was exactly how I felt. Until I consciously tried it.
Anytime we have something to do, especially when you have certified yourself as LAZY, your brain will feel comfortable to your state of laziness and would always plead that you postpone it or you just don't do it at all. I think psychologist would have a name for it.
Whenever we are in that state, one of the ways to rescue ourselves from it is to trick our brain to action with the counting. Just when you start counting from 5, your brain picks a call to action and would be getting set to propel you at the end of your counting.
You want to get off the bed after snoozing alarm 1 million times? Just start ... 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 and stand.
You want to drop your phone and pick up a book to read? Just start ... 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 and switch off your data and drop the phone.
You want to write a newsletter? Just start ... 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 and start.
You have just 3 works to do to help this rule
Make the determination to do that action
Start the action
All these are what the author analyzed in the book with different stories to justify her research and assertion. I have tried it too. I tried it many times yesterday and today. It worked out except when I was to depart my friend who was gisting me. I counted it on 4 different occasions but this guy keeps holding me back with shades of discussions. Lols.
Actually, it works for other cases too. Maybe in relationship, our health, dealing with worry, anxiety, fear or any other thing. It's just we controlling our brain to whatever we want to do and it dances to our tune.
Can you countdown from 10?
No, you'd even be more tired and feel more relaxed. I think.
Can you countdown from 3?
No, you shouldn't. It's too early a notice to give your brain for any actions.
I hope you will start the counting soon. It actually will help you to a large extent. If it doesn't, ...... .
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Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki