The 5 Second Rule… Week 1.
On Thursday, 15 February 2018 I attended a training seminar with Mel Robbin, the creator of the 5 second rule. If you have not read the book and you want to make any sort of change in your life - I advise you to read it. I listened to it on Audible…. And loved it because she narrated it!!!! Ok back on track. So, she gave us an assignment, to take the phone out of the bedroom. So for a week my phone has slept in the hallway. I realize it takes nearly 2 minutes for me to hear my alarm in the morning! But I am a week in….what has changed… so far… the biggest thing I have noticed is that I no longer hit snooze. I was a snooze hitting fanatic! I have 5 alarms to wake me up - and hit snooze on every single one! It takes about 21 days for a habit to form… so I am going to keep it up…
As a side night - -I am writing this on a Friday - and it’s Fearless Friday…. Today I did the 188.8.131.52.1 and went live to talk about my coaching business!!!!!
Week 2… I was having an off week… it was a full moon - so let’s just blame that. By Friday it took over 10 minutes for me to hear the alarm in the other room.
My take away after Week 2. It’s starting to feel normal. I love the fact I am not jumping right into social media after I finally stop hitting snooze. A second part of our assignment was to take 5. Take 5 minutes to reflect on what you want to do that day. You can meditate, pray, or journal. I go to my planner so I can write down the one thing I want to get done that day. And a few other things.
Mel talked about how we will never find balance in our busy lives. Yes, we all have busy lives. What is idleness? That’s a topic for another day. So she suggested during our Take 5 each morning to write down the ONE thing we had to get done that day to move our business forward. I do this every morning now too. And guess what - it works.
Week 3 - A habit takes 21 days…. So far into week 3 I will say this…. I realized that where my phone sleeps every night now in the hallway was what the nook was originally built for in 1950. Of course this nook was built for a phone with a rotary dial and not my tiny little pocket computer aka “smart phone” but nonetheless, it’s a phone nook… and it’s being used that way again.
Still takes me two minutes to hear the alarm.
My pups don’t like this early morning wake up call… Glasgow looks at me with th
is look at then lays back down.
Last day...I don’t feel like I am ready for the phone to come back in… I am fine with it being in the hallway for now. This morning I just wanted more sleep… I said I can ignore the alarm… the second one went off… I got up!
I will continue with this for now.
UPDATE - 27 March 2018
I am doing this everyday! It’s actually crazy what changes are starting to happen. Believe me it’s still a fight not to go back to sleep with that alarm blaring in the other room. But I 54321 it and get myself up! I take my 5 minutes to write out what I need to do that day and what I am grateful for and I get puppy kisses then I listen to Darren Daily and get myself out of bed ready to workout! I dare you to try this.
If you do comment and let me know how it goes.