This 5 Second Hack is Kicking My Butt… in a Good Way! You should steal it!

Mar 12, 2019How To, Stories

It's Monday, oh my gosh! It's actually my uncle Danny's birthday! Happy Birthday, uncle Danny! It's March 11th and I have been a little quiet.

I've had a lot going on which is really no excuse; I should still show up. I'm trying to figure out what schedule works for me. When I originally started doing lives, I said, “Oh, I'm going to be here every day.” And I think that's really realistic in my life, especially since I'm having a baby! 

So if you follow me on my personal side, you know that already, but I'm due July 15th, so very, very excited to have a baby. It's going to be a little baby girl and we have a little boy. So I have a boy and a girl. I'm curious to see how they're different, but either way, I'm really excited.

It's just with being sick and moving and all that stuff. I'm in my new house, obviously I'm not unpacked, but such is life. Right? And I've been so nauseous this pregnancy. I've been so nauseous, way more nauseous than I ever was with my first. 🤮🤮🤮

And so I fit in the big state of, “I don't feel like doing it. I don't feel like it, I don't feel like it.”

And few days ago it hit me. I was like, “I really never feel like doing anything.” I mean, sometimes I do every once in a while, but now I kept kicking my butt, like, “Monica, get off your butt and do these things and make it happen.”

It was shortly after Funnel Hacking Live that I realized I don't feel like doing anything but I have to do things.

And about that same time, as if God was like, “Hey Monica, pay attention to this”, I saw Ted Talk by Mel Robbins and it came up in my Youtube like a suggested video. And so I was like, “What is this? What's the Five Second Rule? Is that like you throw stuff on your floor and you can pick it up and eat it?”

It's not.

Mel Robbins is this amazing, phenomenal person who basically says, “You're never going to feel like it, but you have to do it anyway. And here is how. “

I've got it. I've got the audio book here. I've been listening. I've got two and a half hours remaining, which is about a little less than that cause I listen at a faster speed.

I listen to this Ted Talk and she's like, just count down. She's like, “I was struggling, I was 41”, which is how old I am now. And she's like, “I didn't want to get out of bed in the morning.” And it's not that I don't want to get out of bed in the morning necessarily because I like playing with my kid, but I've been a little lost with all this work stuff.

If you follow this page, you know, I'm in that transition period. My previous business partner and I are splitting and that's all good and fine, but now I'm building this new thing. I've taken on some clients, who have just been awesome. They're just phenomenal. I'm very grateful for them.

But it's been a very big season of change for me. Since October I have sold a house, moved in with a friend for six weeks because we were homeless but finished building the House that I'm in now, moved in, had the holidays and I've been pregnant through it all.

And so it's been just change a lot of change. It sounds like it's been a little overwhelming and I'm not going to lie about that because I get overwhelmed, and when I get overwhelmed, I shutdown.

But guess what… Mel Robbins does too and she has the formula figured out for how to fix it and it's so simple and she says, just literally count down from five and launch yourself into action. 

So she said she got the inspiration – you can listen to the book because I thought a whole book on a Five Second Rule? Like you just count five, four, three, two, one physical action, that's not that hard to grasp.

But now I've been listening to the book and what's so amazing is that she goes into, “Why you do the things that you do?” And then this book has taken most of my guilt away. It's been amazing.

And she's like, “Don't feel bad. Just know that this is what's going to happen and you're not going to feel like it.”

And so I've been using this. I've been ‘five, four, three, two, one physically move' and it's been crazy good.

Like, I didn't want to do the dishes the other night, simple stuff, right? I'm just so tired, I really am tired. But I also learned at funnel hacking live, that tired is a choice. And I'm starting to agree with that too, but I'll do another live on that…

So I was like, “No, you've got a choice right now. Five, four, three, two, one. And I stood up and by the time I stood up, I was off to do the dishes. Stuff has been getting easier for me because I've been in action and when you get in action, then things keep going in action. 

It's like the law of inertia. So a body in motion stays in motion. Literally, but you've got to do this ‘trigger' of getting started. She explains it so well in the book.

And I said, I was like, “How are you going to make out an entire book out of like five, four, three, two, one launch yourself.?” But she has. So far I've just been mind-blowingly impressed with this book.

And so I just wanted to share that with you because I actually talk to a few people and I'm like, “Have you heard of the five second rule?” And 80% of them hadn't. So, it's Mel Robbins and it looks like this. It's called the ‘Five Second Rule' and literally it teaches you how to have the courage and how to have the ‘umph' to go do the things.

And so my new thing in my head right now is ‘I don't care how you feel because you're going to feel like crap because you're pregnant and nauseous, but get up and you're going to do it anyway. So get up, do the things and it doesn't matter.' 

Now my question for you is this, it's very simple- I would love to hear something that you would like to use this Five Second Rule on.

Like if it's getting out of bed in the morning. Oh! And she has a challenge and it's just set your alarm clock 30 minutes earlier, and then get out of bed. Like literally launch yourself out of bed 30 minutes earlier.  Now I full disclosure, I haven't done that yet because my kiddo still climbs into my bed at the middle of the night and I don't want to wake him up a half an hour early as well.

And we already get up at 5:30 in the morning, so that's plenty early for me. But I might, I'm toying with the idea of getting up at like four in the morning because I just need a little bit of space to get some stuff done, but we'll see if that really happens. Anyway. See I need to five, four, three, two, one it just get out of bed.

Anyway, what I would love to know is if there's something you're struggling with, like something you've been procrastinating with and something that you have been just frustrated with that you think that this five second rule can help you with.

Because it has been, even I've just been using it for a week and so far, I just feel so much better and I'm getting so much more done that just needs to get done. Everything from laundry to work stuff, well, not laundry because my husband does all the laundry, but dishes, one of my least favorite things to do.

So speaking of, I'm going to go five, four, three, two, one myself to go get dinner started because that's the other thing that I sometimes procrastinate on. And then we don't eat until like 6:30 and everyone's cranky, but, all right, let me know what you think you could use this on.

You can either leave it in a comment or if it's something a little more delicate and feel free to send me a message, I would love to hear from you. All right.