By Sarah Miller
Sarah is a local mum and styling consultant. You can check Sarah out on her website or follow her on Instagram @sarahmillerlife.
So, on my never ending quest for knowledge on how to live out my best life with my 2 little girls I came across the book ‘The 5 Second Rule’ by Mel Robbins. Admittedly it is about the hundredth self-help style book that I have read in the last 3 years as a single mum but I think that Bridget Jones was definitely on to something…I just need to up my wine drinking levels and find my Mr Darcy.
Anyway, back to the point, it turns out that The 5 Second Rule doesn’t only apply to dropping food on the floor but can also be used as a motivational tool to overcome procrastination, fear and anxiety! Awesome news as these are definitely things that I suffer with and Mel; the author, discovered the 5 second rule when she was going through a really dark time in her life where everything was falling apart and she couldn’t seem to get motivated to sort her shit out.
It is such a simple technique and she does waffle on rather a lot about all of the success stories but it is something that actually really helped me get my act together on the days when I would rather stay in bed (we’ve all been there!)
Not only that, but it gets you out of your comfort zone (not just your bed) to do things that perhaps you talk a lot about doing but haven’t got the confidence to get on and do. It actually opened up an amazing opportunity for me to do some talks at Anthropolige in Guildford about a subject that I am really passionate about and I am sure I will need to use the technique to get myself to even open my mouth and speak!!
The other major result of reading this book is that she offers a technique for those who have a fear of flying (MEEEEEEEE!!! And I love to travel! Agghh) As I read the book whilst I was on a weekend away in Spain I got to practice the technique on the way home and it really helped and I learnt so much about my mind and what a beast it can be if you let it run riot.
I highly recommend this book to anyone struggling to make changes in their lives and stick to them. To be honest I think I might read it again now because I have forgotten it too quickly and it is super, super helpful.
Let me know if anyone finds any success with it.