How 5 Seconds Can Change Your Life

Mel Robbins 5 seconds

Are there things in your life that you would like to change but feel it’s impossible to?

Perhaps you’re trying to get over your fears, decrease your anxiety, lose weight, find a new job, or break some bad habit.

It’s difficult right?!

I know, I’ve been there. We all have. It’s like trying to climb a mountain. It takes hard work, effort, and determination. It also takes a plan. 

We may muster up some motivation to climb up a ways, but then we slide back down to where we started.

So often whenever we try, we just slip back into old habits and fail to make the changes we need. 

Sometime back I came across what is known as the “5 Second Rule” that has helped me to change everything. Mel Robbins, the creator of the rule, explains…

“The 5 Second Rule is simple. If you have an instinct to act on a goal, you must physically move within 5 seconds or your brain will kill it.”

It’s so simple, but so powerful.

You count down.. 5… 4… 3… 2… 1… and push yourself into action. 

It really does work and I’ve used it repeatedly to accomplish things I would have normally procrastinated on or would have talked myself out of doing. 

You can learn more about the 5 Second Rule on Mel’s website, in her books, and through her videos. Here’s her presentation on TEDx. 

You can learn more about the 5 Second Rule here

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Hi! I’m Lisa Anthony, the founder and editor of Life with Asperger’s.

I was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome when I was 29.

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