5 Seconds to Change Your Life

5 Seconds can change your life according to Mel Robbins. She encourages us to change our mindset from creating or finding motivation to creating motivation. 

“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. …. Hesitation is the kiss of death. You might hesitate for a just nanosecond, but that’s all it takes. That one small hesitation triggers a mental system that’s designed to stop you. And it happens in less than—you guessed it—five seconds.”


We all have those thoughts to do that chore, errand or activity “later” or “tomorrow,” but with the 5 second rule we can nudge ourselves to quit procrastinating  and complete the task in the moment. By keeping promises to yourself, you will feel more control over your life and increase your self-confidence. Think of the to-do lists you will conquer… Or is inbox 0 in your future? This tangible gift of creating motivation that Mel Robbins has passed along can bring you that much closer to crushing your goals. (Just in time for the New Year too!)

So next time you think about doing a task, countdown (in your head or out loud)  “5-4-3-2-1” and get that task done! 

For more ways to increase your self confidence or motivation, contact Safe and Sound Therapeutics.

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