55: 5 Seconds to Accomplish all your Dreams 💭
Activation Energy Hack
Last week I spent the weekdays in Austin, TX. It was fun getting to explore and even seeing some snow which was unexpected but a good surprise.
To prep for the freezing temperatures, my friend and I had to cover the pipes outside the house, and because we procrastinated a little we had to do it late at night when it had already started raining and the wind was making everything cold.
A lesson learned is to do that earlier—when the sun ☀️ is out.
It got me thinking if there is a way you can push yourself in those moments when you are feeling lazy. I think I have found something and it’s all thanks to the Mel Robbins method.
Enter the 5-Second Rule
Mel is an American Lawyer who became a self-help author and published two books named `The 5 Second Rule` and `The High 5 Habit`.
She explained in her book what might seem like a simple rule that has exponential benefits when applied.
So how do you actually apply the rule?
The best place to use it is when you need to act on a goal or a commitment.
Your brain gives you 5 seconds to act on something otherwise it will kill the idea. If you feel yourself hesitating before doing something you know you should do then count 5-4-3-2-1-GO and physically move your body. That’s all it takes!
The first place I am trying to use the rule is in the mornings. When the feeling of hitting snooze tries to overcome you but you know you need to wake up then count 5-4-3-2-1 and throw off the covers and lift off 🚀
Thanks for reading and have a good week.
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Discovered a new study spot in Austin, TX. This was the view from the 16th floor looking down into 6th street. It’s a little gloomy because it was raining but makes for a moody picture.
We had to run back in the rain but saw this place in the rain and it looked super cool.
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