THE 5-SECOND RULE (Chapter 11): Ending Procrastination | Keto Mom Book Club
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"For a long time, everyone believed that procrastination meant poor time management skills or a lack of willpower or self-discipline. Boy, was she wrong. Procrastination is not a form of laziness, it's a coping mechanism for stress" ~ Mel Robbins
Points To Ponder:
00:15 "The 5 Second Rule" by Mel Robbins
01:56 Rain or Shine by Scott Alexander
02:11 Book Giveaways
05:42 Ending Procrastination
06:17 You Need Tools
06:48 Reading And Working
07:31 Destructive vs Productive Procrastination
08:31 It's Not Laziness, It's Stress
09:10 How Five Seconds Helped
10:04 Coping Mechanism For Stress
11:50 What Causes Stress?
13:26 There's No Perfect Time
14:00 Forgive Yourself
15:24 Take control
16:04 What Does My Future Look Like
16:25 Replace Bad Habits
17:55 Attack What You're Avoiding
18:37 How Do You Eat An Elephant
19:22 Find A Way Or Find An Excuse
20:29 Give The Gift Of Knowledge
20:40 You Are A Leader
Full Episode Transcript:
Good morning! Welcome to the Keto Mom page. My name is Stephanie and we are diving into"The 5 Second Rule" by Mel Robbins. If you are new to the page, welcome! Every morning we go through a book, I give you a thought or just something to think about. So as you go throughout your day, you've got something positive to think about or something to help you along your day so that you're not in negative mind space. That is the goal! And as you're tuning in, where are you tuning in from? I know I say that a lot but I'm actually curious.
I'm from Minnesota and I know the weather talk happens when you chat with people and don't have anything else to say. But let's just talk about the weather real quick. I'm from Minnesota and it's December, we should have a foot of snow by now. But if you look outside my window, I live on a lake, it's hazy, it's foggy and it looks like it's raining. It's supposed to be almost sixty degrees and we got a huge snowstorm on Friday. Now, it's supposed to be sixty degrees and we've got potential tornadoes. What in the world? It's December which is supposed to be sledding weather. Does anybody else who has weird weather?...
Alright! First of all, Thank you for sharing the video, and I did draw some names yesterday afternoon. I do a live video every morning where we talk about a book. We've gotten through a ton of books since April. Yesterday, I did a drawing to give away four of these books, "Rain or Shine" by Scott Alexander.
Make sure to check yesterday's video, it was at 2:30 central time. And then today, if you press the share button, let me know that you shared. Because this afternoon I'm going to be giving away the book that we're going to do next month, "The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth" by John Maxwell. I have one copy left I'll be giving away, and a couple more "Rain or Shine" books. Make sure you pressed the share button, let me know you shared, and I'll be giving away some books this afternoon. The live video will probably be around two o'clock. I can't promise you though, I have some zooms and some phone calls to make. Our kids have their Christmas program tonight and we have to deal with the weather, but we're going to be adaptable...
Okay! We're going through this book today, "The 5 Second Rule" by Mel Robbins. Do you know what's so funny? I was fumbling around the house trying to find my hat. And I've had people throughout the years message me asking, "Why do you always have a hat on your head?" or "Why don't you take your hat off?".
We have four daughters, we homeschool and I work from home. So it's not like I get up and I get office-ready. I only get ready on Sundays when we go to church. Or if I'm singing on the worship team that Sunday, then I'm going to do my hair. But when I'm talking online, I'm like, "Oh, gotta have a hat". Years ago, when our girls were babies, I would pack them up and go do errands or run to the grocery store. I always put on a hat, and this may sound silly, maybe some of you can relate. I would put on a hat because I felt like I had a whole spacesuit on or like a helmet. I felt like I was hidden and protected from anybody that would recognize me. Because I was not outfit ready, I had to go do a couple of things. So I put on my hat and I feel like nobody can see my face, and nobody knows who I am.
I remember walking to the grocery store one time and all of a sudden somebody said "Hey, Stephanie!". And I thought to myself, "You can't see me! I have my space helmet on. It's so funny because when I put it on I always feel like it changes the way I look...
Because let's be real, I live at home all the time. My kids aren't awkward even though they're homeschooled, they're very great at communicating. It's just funny how our minds tell us something and you truly believe it. And then all of a sudden somebody tells you otherwise, and you're like, "Excuse me! You can't see me! I'm in disguise". I always feel like when I put a hat on, I'm put together... Alright! We're going to get to the book. I just wanted to make you giggle this morning and to talk about the weather. So the 5 Second Rule is incredible! If you've been following along, you understand that backward counting (5-4-3-2-1), to get yourself to do something. If you've not been following along, then I tell you, this is an incredible book. Basically, the author was in a state of depression because her whole life was falling apart.
One day, she needed to get out of bed and she said (5-4-3-2-1), like a rocket she launch herself out of bed. And from there she used that five seconds to do lots of things in her life. We talked about health two days ago. There are a lot of different ways you can use the five-second rule. We talked about increasing productivity, and today we're talking about ending procrastination. You might wonder, "Why in the world is this being talked about on a Keto page or with my health?", or "I'm trying to lose 20 pounds!"...
I just want you to listen because your mindset is important. If you have tools in your tool belt to help you get to your goals, you will be more motivated to hit those goals. I often get messages saying, "I don't need to drink ketones, my body makes them". And I say, "Awesome! Let me know how long that lasts for you". Some would say, "This isn't that big of a deal. It's just a diet, I can totally do that". And I would respond, "Let me know how long that lasts for you"... Because if you don't have tools to get you to where you want to go, our world is full of excuses, junk, and things right around the corner to derail you.
You need to have the right mindset and certain tools to help keep you going. We've been doing this lifestyle for six and a half years. I've got tools like certain water bottles, I read every single day, "Out of sight, out of mind", the tip is to flip, and also drinking ketones. There are certain other things that I know I need to do to keep me on track so that I don't start over every single year. One of the tools would be reading and working on your mindset. If you don't have the right mindset then it's going to be easy for