The 5 Second Rule: Transform your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage Hardcover – February 28, 2017

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My biggest problem is getting stuck thinking instead of doing [R]

1 year, 1 month agosteven_manos posted submission on productivity.
April 25, 2019

Aside from occasional lack of motivation, I’ve realized the largest barrier to productivity that I face is I think about things too much. I feel like I have to plan everything out and get stuck planning and planning and thinking until the day is shot. I’m going to try doing more things as soon as I can once they pop into my mind instead of getting stuck in the thinking/planning cycle.

Anybody else have this issue? What are you doing to combat it?

1 year, 1 month agosteven_manos posted comment on productivity.
April 26, 2019

I’ve found The 5 second rule by Mel Robbins really helpful. I tend to also overthink all of my tasks and try and spend way too much time trying to fit them into my master plan. This book helped me “just do” some of the tasks I’d ordinarily just put off to think about them.

[question] why do i only want to do activities when those activities are unavailable? (X-post from r/decidingtobebetter) [R]

1 year, 11 months agoontrot posted submission on getdisciplined.
June 13, 2018

So I've noticed a trend and I was wondering if someone could help explain. I attend a martial arts class. The instructor usually has 2 or 3 classes available almost every day. Whenever I'm at work and I think about going I get super excited and motivated to attend. In fact this happens Everytime I think about going, long as it's not class time. For example last night at work (I work graveyard) I had plans to go to the morning class today. I was super motivated and at the time felt 100% committed to going. And yet, when the time rolled around my body and mind worked against me going for some reason. It's like I only want to go when I can't. It's especially bad on weekends when there are less classes.

Does anyone know why this is? Is there a name for this? What causes it? I'm hoping that understanding why I feel this way will help me combat it?

1 year, 11 months agoontrot posted comment on getdisciplined.
June 13, 2018

Anytime you feel like not going. Just count backwards from 5 and make the decision to go. Here is a good book on the subject The 5 Second Rule: Transform your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage and the TED talk (if you don't want to read) Hope this helps.

Tincture is great. [R]

1 year, 11 months agoesayer posted submission on eldertrees.
June 2, 2018

I took a heroic dose yesterday of some homemade tincture after many many months of using it very lightly. Im a guy that takes a puff or two and is usually good. I dont really like smoking that much and carts are great because i can meter it out. I should also say i take lots of tolerance breaks, mainly because i have busy life and forget i have the stuff or can't find a window of time to let it rip.

So after a while, I decided i needed to check in with plant on a deeper level and basically swallowed few dropper fulls of this grain alcohol based solution a close friend made for ms that's loaded.

I lost a night of sleeping.

I started listening to a episode or two of MAPS podcast (btw its very good, the host is very interesting and the guests are fantastic, new fav) but after a couple of hours, my thoughts kept interrupting the podcast convos so i figured i needed to check in with whatever the heck my brain wanted me to look at.

I turned off the podcast and then.. Hooo lee shiiiits...that is when things got intense.

I went through my life and it was not easy. I re-realized all kinds of aspects of disgust with myself. I, or my thoughts, ripped me a new one about my current situation life. In large part my dissatisfaction with my life is my fault. i needed to treat people i care about better and figure out ways to stop cheating on myself. I have a ton of bad habits like snacking at night.

A bunch of other really personal stuff i was confronted with, deep realizations of my impact, my attitudes, on others.. then i kind felt like I popped out of that realizing that despite all of this mess with my life, that's really no excuse to be so harsh on myself.

The negative self talk isn't helpful and that I've just fallen into old habits, like grooved in ski trails, that are hard to break out of. I should be more caring with my words to myself and to others and then another pooof....

I was contemplating my temporary existence and how beautifully interconnected we all are.

I forgot how you can have an such an intense trip on this stuff and it is wonderfully therapeutic to do it every once in a while

It was good to remember that thd bad trips..the challenging ones..are ultimately good for us to face.

1 year, 11 months agoesayer posted comment on eldertrees.
June 3, 2018

Spot on! It is great to dabble in the abyss. Just like MDMA or mushrooms that are said to help mental stuff. On another note, I was feeling the same as you, as I often do, and I picked up this little book that has really helped me. Just a thought :)

How do you keep from replacing your gaming time with watching TV? [R]

2 years, 3 months agosalads4life posted submission on StopGaming.
Feb. 8, 2018

I grew up an only child with a parent that I would avoid at all costs. Sitting in front of the TV has been my version of a family dinner since I was a kid. I turned to video games because it gives me a sense of accomplishment which is why it's a problem. Now when I don't play video games I notice I finish eating and sit in front of the TV for hours which I hate. But who wants to sit and eat alone in silence?

I feel kind of pathetic asking cause this seams like such a minor problem compared to addiction issues I've concurred in the past. I just hate that I have so much I could be doing (studying, cleaning, cooking, hanging with my girl) but I waste it and I don't know the first step to take to limiting myself.

2 years, 3 months agosalads4life posted comment on StopGaming.
Feb. 8, 2018

When it comes to being mindful/present in everyday life, how do you stop the disease of "I'll start tomorrow" or "on this date" and just do it? [R]

2 years, 7 months agoim14 posted submission on Meditation.
Oct. 8, 2017

Any suggestions? I hate that this happens to me but would love your advice.

2 years, 7 months agoim14 posted comment on Meditation.
Oct. 9, 2017

The book "5 Second Rule" addresses exactly your question in good detail:

You can also watch TED talk by the author, Mel Robbins:

askTRP Megathread July 05 [R]

2 years, 10 months agomytrpname posted submission on TheRedPill.
July 5, 2017

This is our weekly askTRP megathread where no question is off limits as long as it's TRP related. Ask your questions and members who have been around longer can chime in and let us know what they think. As always, if you're brand new here, please make sure you've read the sidebar.

2 years, 10 months agomytrpname posted on TheRedPill.
July 8, 2017

Indecision causing anxiety/depression to the point of puking and crying [R]

3 years, 1 month agoApril 5, 2017


3 years, 1 month agosimmaltree posted on mentalhealth.
April 5, 2017

Would it be possible for you to get your hands on this book and follow it?

Also do you have access to a doctor who could refer you to a therapist? They can give you tools / techniques to cope with the anxiety and overcome negative thoughts and indecision.

[Story] The 6 seconds rule [R]

3 years, 2 months agoitstaiki posted submission on GetMotivated.
March 26, 2017

Ever since I was a kid I had a 6 second rule. That means that if I had something I needed to do but didn't want to, I'd count till 6 and do it anyway. My personal rule was to just never ever break that rule, that at 6, I HAD to get it going.

Most of the time I'd use it to get out of bed or get out of the bath. Sometimes I'd also use it to restrict my time playing "ok in 6 seconds I'll stop playing with my dolls."

As I grew older, I'd use it as a motivation to get it going with my homework, get off messenger, etc. It really worked well, the same rule applied; whatever happens, don't cheat the "rule of 6." Most of the time, I wouldn't even have to count till 6 because I knew it would just mean I'd have to do it, so I'd just do it anyway.

As an adult, I've pretty much conditioned myself to do things by the rule of 6. I've pretty much mastered most usual things in my life but the rule of 6 never fails me when I start something new. Exercising, running, getting cooking, starting reading, it just works for me.

At the time, when I was 6, 6 was my favorite number. So just go ahead and pick a number from 1-10 (although I'd suggest 3-10) and try it. The important thing is just to not let yourself down. Like any other trick, it only works if you allow it to.

3 years, 2 months agoitstaiki posted on GetMotivated.
March 26, 2017

I believe someone made a book about this concept - it's called the 5 second rule