The 5 Second Rule by Mel Robbins pleasantly surprised me. I honestly thought it was a gimmick and just another pop culture self help book, but there was a lot more substance to it. Mel did an excellent job of summarizing a lot of the research in psychology and human behavior and condensing it into short and easy to understand take away points. Psychologists get caught up in psychobabble, and their research articles are dense. It’s nice when someone else does the work for you and gives you the cliff notes version.
Mel defines the 5 second rule as:
“The moment you have an instinct to act on a goal you must [say to yourself] 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, and physically move or your brain will stop you.” When you start to think, your brain wants to pull you right back to the safe familiar zone, so just go and do!…read more