Date: Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020
Note from Aimee J.: It’s a brand new day for possibilities. What are you going to do with it?
Topic: 5 Second Rule
Action: When you find yourself having an instinct to do something tied to a goal or something important to you, count down from 5 seconds. 5-4-3-2-1-Go! You then need to push yourself to take action towards that goal. 5 seconds that’s all the time you have before your brain shuts down your instinct.
You are so supportive.
You are kind.
You are Awesome.
You are Loved.
You are Needed. And most importantly,
YOU ARE ENOUGH.
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Good day family. It's your personal hype man, man, Aimee J. and thank you so much for tuning in to this podcast. For anybody who's confused, you are listening to your personal hype men and not chasing dreams. We will not be having a guest on today. Uh, it is Tuesday, January 7, 2020 another day of possibilities and amazingness that can happen. And I'm excited guys. I'm excited now for the first six, six days, uh, I guess we should be doing it today too, of the year we talked about gratitude and three things that we are grateful for it. We're building it as a practice for ourselves. And so, um, in hindsight today should also count. So we're doing it for a week. We should do it today. So what are three things I am grateful for? Cause I would never ask you to do it and not do it myself.
Three things I'm grateful for. One, I'm grateful for the first responders in Australia. Guys, if you don't know what's happening. Australia, it's crazy out there. Fires, fires, fires. I think it's raining right now, but this is a lot of damages. A lot of smoke. It's a lot of danger right now. Shout outs to the first responders who are there helping risking their lives to take care and rescue people. God bless you guys. I'm, I'm grateful for that. Cause I do know some people in Australia, thankfully they're safe, but they had family and friends who were not. So if not for them, they wouldn't be out of danger right now. So shout outs. I'm grateful for them. Even if it doesn't have a direct combination to me, I am grateful for that. Number two, I'm grateful for my mom's cooking so she can throw down. It's amazing what she can do.
We've, uh, we're, we're trying to do a, we'll see what we can do, what I can convince her to do. But if you're interested in following my mom's culinary skills, check out the Instagram @apinchofkerala and uh, we'll see if, if a lot of people sign up, we'll start doing stuff early. But you know, she's talented, she's good, she's good at not just Indian food. She can throw down for American food too and even like healthy foods. So I am grateful for her for that ability that she has. Number three, what am I grateful for? Um, so you have to think, sometimes you gotta think, Oh, I'm grateful for um, Funkos. I just got a new Funko, I'll share it on the interwebs tomorrow. Um, I just love those things. They are awesome. They made collecting action figures. Cool again, and just my, my childhood is there.
I got, I dunno, you know, I think I have like one, two, three, that's just too many Funkos to count, but I am grateful for them and I love it. I love it. They make me smile. They do awesome shout outs to the creators of Funkos. What are three things you guys are grateful for? That's important? Check that for yourself. Answer that question for yourself because your day will be brighter. You're starting off on a positive note. Okay, so do that. We were going to do it together for a week. I don't want you to stop tomorrow. I want you to keep doing this exercise and I'll check in periodically, but this is a positive thing that will help you turn around your mental health and it will turn around your outlook for life and for the day. So do that. The other thing, are affirmations, which we'll talk about in a bit, and then today, what I want to talk to you guys about is the five second rule.
We're a week into the new year. How many of you are struggling with your goals, struggling with your goals? It's, it's a common thing. You're not the only ones. I'm sure you've heard percentages of people who give up. There's an increase at the gyms. I'm sure that'll decrease soon it's just human nature for us to quit. It's easy to quit. It's hard to keep going and I want you guys to keep going, so I'm going to help you. I'm going to help you. I'm going to talk to you guys today about something I think a brilliant woman has done. Uh, Mel Robbins. She is now a talk show host. She is a motivational speaker. She's phenomenal. She wrote a book. She's a writer too. It's called the 5 Second Rule and it's easy to do. What it does is it helps you with your goals and it helps you with moving forward when you're stuck.
And so the idea is, if my goal is say to go to the gym, because that's the easiest one, right? I want to go swimming. And I'm like, ah, my instinct is to go to the gym. I have this feeling I want to go to the gym, but I don't. But the moment I have that instinct, what Mel Robbins says to do is count to five within five seconds, you need to move and go to the gym or else you're not gonna do it. Your brain is going to shut that thing down. Think about that. Every time you have an instinct to do something towards your goal, your brain is shutting it down. After five seconds, you have this gap, this time period for you to accomplish what you need to do. But if you don't do it within that time period, it's gone. Right? So within five seconds, I have the instinct to go swimming.
I need to go 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, and get up and I need to go. Cause if I don't get up, make an action, a move towards my goal of swimming, getting up, going, get it ready. You know, whatever the case is, I won't do it. Right? So what I want you to do is, and Mel has a post and I'm going to link to it in the show notes for those who are on the podcast. Alexa, folks, go to your personalhypeman.com and find this episode. The notes will be there. There are five parts to this one. You have to have, you have to have an instinct. You want to do something, but right. There's a moment or a feeling for you to do something. And so that's, that's one part. The second is it's tied to something. Mine was a goal to go swimming, right?
Yours could be anything, right? But it's tied to something specific that you were trying to do, a purpose that you're trying to do. And so the next one is that you have to push yourself within those five seconds to do it. It's not magic. I say one, two, three, - 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, and you do it. You have to within yourself, push yourself to do it. If you don't, it's not going to happen automatically saying the magic words, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, Go will not make it happen. It's 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, Go and you go as soon as it hits. Otherwise you're not doing it. You're not doing it. And she says, you know, the last one is you actually have to physically make a difference. Make a move towards what you're trying to do. Picking up a piece of paper writing.
You know, if it's writing a book, it could have been just like picking up the pen, getting in front of your computer, that kind of thing. So think about that as you guys are working on your goals. If you've already had a setback, if you've, you've already fallen off the wagon. Whatever the case is, it is not too late. It's never, never too late for you to get back up. Okay? All you have to do, take Mel's advice. Count 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, Go and do it. And do it. It has worked for so many people and she talks about, and again it's in the, it's in the blog post, you guys can read about it. It's tied to, it's tied to science, it's tied to science and is something that is neurological and it is within the brain about you doing it. And she talks about actually the science of it and the rules of why it is this way.
And so check that out, but you can beat it. 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, Go. All right. That's all you have to do. So I want you to do that today. There's something you're struggling with. I don't want to go, I don't want to type, I don't want to, I don't want to first stop saying I don't wanna but if you're going to say it 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, and then do it, do not hesitate, then you have to do it. Okay. That will help you. Yeah. Not a guarantee. You're more likely to do it, but you got this. All right, you got this. We're a week into the new year guys. We're a week into the new year and here you are listening to this podcast one, you're so supportive. You are so supportive of people. Look at you supporting me. That's fantastic. I appreciate it. You've already put a smile on my face. You are a kind person. You are awesome. You are loved. You are needed. And as I keep reminding you, you are more than enough. As you are who you are the way you are. There are no ifs, ands, or buts about it. You are enough, alright? So till next time, tomorrow when we tune in again to have this chat, guys, remember, Don't Stop,Keep Chasing.