At age 41, my life was a mess. I was unemployed. Facing bankruptcy. Marriage spiraling. Confidence shot. Hitting the bottle hard. I struggled just to get out of bed. Every morning, the alarm clock would ring. I knew I should get up and deal but anxiety rushed in and I’d hit the snooze button instead. Here’s the thing. I wanted to change. I just couldn’t make myself do it. The smallest things felt impossible. I read books and bought journals. Nothing stuck. I prayed for motivation. It never came. There was literally always an excuse.
Mel Robbins changed her life by the 5 second rule. In which you don't give your brain the power and time to figure out all kinds of excuses why you can't do something. Instead you count 5-4-3-2-1 and rocket jump into whatever activity you want to do.