The 5 Second Rule - How to Manage your Emotions.


We loved this excerpt from @Successmagazine on managing emotions with @MelRobbins. If you've ever wondered why it's so hard to make yourself do the things you know will solve your problems and improve your life, it's because of your emotions.

  • None of us realize it but we make almost every single decision not with logic, not with our hearts, not based on our goals and dreams - but with our feelings.

  • It's our feelings that decide for us 95% of the time.

  • The answer - you must learn how to separate what you feel from the actions that you take.

  • You can't control how you feel, but you can always choose how you act.

  • Create immediate behavior change using the 5 second rule - count backwards from 5 slowly, the counting interrupts your thought process and grabs your attention - so the purpose of the counting is not so much about calming yourself down, it’s really a tool to create a shift in mindset that pulls you out of the emotion and into a mindset of choosing an action wisely.