The 5-Second Rule to Getting Started
All of October, I’m giving you the tips and tools you need to get started finally! Obviously, I’m hoping you get started or recommitted to your health, but a lot of these tips and tools will apply for many other things in your life!
So let’s talk about a good rule to follow…have you heard of the 5-second rule?
(No, I am not talking about the 5-second rule for food dropped on the floor…but that’s still a good rule!)
Call it whatever you want – your motivation, drive, or discipline – but this rule can be a total game-changer in that department.
Yes, it’s true: your success can come down to as little as 5 seconds.
Here’s how the rule works. The moment you get a “spark” to do something that will help you move closer towards your goals – you count 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 … and then you just do it!
That brief countdown is the amount of time it can take for your brain to kill your best motivations.
There’s a part of your brain that HATES change – it likes to stay in its little comfort zone (even if you no longer find that zone very comfy).
But if you are able to take action before that part of the brain engages and stops you, you WIN!
As an example: Let’s say you are about to sit on the couch to watch TV and you have a goal of being more active. You suddenly think, “It’s nice out. I should go for a walk.”
If you say 5-4-3-2-1… and right away put on those sneakers to go for a walk, your brain won’t have time to respond with, “Nah, I’m feeling tired - I think I’ll just veg out here instead.”
Makes sense, right?
It’s basically the same as Nike’s tagline: Just Do It. It gets you out of your head and spurs you into action.
Which is perfect, because that’s where the change happens!
Try it for yourself. The best part is, over time it builds on itself as you start to see firsthand how well it works.
Up for giving it a try today? Let me know how it works for you.
And if you’re ready for real change in your life – then reach out today! One on one personal training spots available - In fact, 5-4-3-2-1 it and reach out now! You’ve got absolutely NOTHING to lose. I look forward to connecting! :-)
Create real change today - fuel your fire!