THE 5-SECOND RULE (Chapter 12): Stop Worrying! Mindset Is Powerful | Keto Mom Book Club
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"I'm done. No more! (5-4-3-2-1), I have to redirect my mind to something happy. To something that I'm thankful for. At the rare time, when I would be worried or afraid I would just go (5-4-3-2-1), and I would direct my mind towards a solution rather than worrying about the problem". ~Mel Robbins
Points To Ponder:
00:12 The Crazy Storm
02:08 "The 5 Second Rule" by Mel Robbins
03:24 We Almost Lost One Of Our Dogs
04:48 We Are Very Thankful
05:13 How To Use The 5 Second Rule
06:30 Break Habits Of Worry
07:00 Your worries and fears
07:51 Three Things I Will Teach You
08:51 The Study On 1,200 Senior Citizens
09:34 Think Of Something Positive
10:42 I Am In Control
11:48 Stop Worrying About Things You Can't Control
12:23 5 Second Rule & Your Mental State
13:04 My Friend Was Struggling
14:13 I'm A Very Directive Person
14:59 You Know What To Do
15:48 Different Environments
17:01 Stop Blaming, Shaming and Justifying
18:08 Moving Forward
Full Episode Transcript:
Good morning! Welcome to the Keto Mom page. My name is Stephanie and I have something to share, if you followed us on Instagram @ketomomsecrets and saw our stories, we had a crazy storm yesterday. And if you normally tune in to our morning mindset, or us going through a book. Then you know that I normally come on a lot earlier... We have electricity, our house is okay and we are thankful that everything is fine. My husband is actually going to walk around in our land to see what the wind did. It was crazy wind, we didn't have any tornadoes, we had very strong winds.
We live in Minnesota and we had the crazy storms. A lot of you have had them too when you had storms last week. We have some friends right now preparing for a hurricane in the Philippines. And so man, isn't the weather crazy? It is not normal. Yesterday was like spring here in Minnesota, and then today it's winter again because it's snowing. It's just weird, and then we had crazy winds last night.
So I'm super late this morning because we stayed up all night. Our house felt like it was getting hit by a train, it was so loud. And then we let the kids sleep in, they all slept on our floor. And the safest place in the house was our closet, so they slept in our closet.
We've had a crazy morning, the dogs getting out, so we were chasing dogs. I thought one of our dogs disappeared in our lake because I couldn't find it. And I did not want to deliver the news to our children that one of our dogs is missing. It has been one of those crazy mornings, but still, we're being super thankful. Our girls are just getting up and if you're new to the page, we've got four daughters, and we homeschool, which is why we can sleep in and have a different day than most people...
Okay! we are going to go through the book, "The 5-Second Rule" by Mel Robbins. If you've been following along at all, we have a shorter section today. The 5-Second Rule gets you through a lot of different things. It can even help you get out of bed. If you don't have the book, I would highly recommend that you get it. If you are just tuning in, awesome! I'll give you a golden nugget to help you throughout your day. I would recommend grabbing the book and reading through it sometime because the stories here are incredible...
All right! Where are you tuning in from? Did anybody else have to go through the winds last night? We live on a lake, it's all open and the wind always comes from the south. Unbelievable! It was crazy loud last night. When we looked outside this morning before our dogs got away, I thought maybe one of them drowned in the lake, but it didn't. But the wind ripped the signs off of all of our trees. We have "NO Trespassing" signs and other different signs all over our property. But the wind ripped the nails off, and we don't even have a lot of branches down, that we know of.
Random things scattered all over the place, it moved all of our outside furniture, which I expected, so we laid it down. But nothing was damaged, just everything scattered. It was a little crazy! We also normally let our dogs out on the deck but we had the gate opened, and we were like, Oh no! So we ran outside to grab the dogs, we actually have enough acreage for them to run everywhere, and my dogs aren't super obedient so they got away. We ran outside, we got all of them except for one. We have four dogs, but we could not find one of the little dogs anywhere. The last place I saw him was when he ran under the deck and he didn't come out of the other side. I don't know if he was running so fast that he hit the frozen water and the waters opened? My husband and I wondered if he got in the water because we just couldn't find him anywhere. Normally we can hear him barking, we live on a dirt road but he wasn't anywhere that we could see.
I told my husband, "We're going to have to go and check. If you see him in the water, are you willing to go into the water?". My husband said, "I'll go into the water". But luckily he ran around, we just kept missing him but we finally found him. I actually thought my kids are going to wake up and be so mad at me because one of their dogs fell into the water and died. But thankfully it didn't, all is fine and our house was not damaged...
And that is why I'm late this morning, so please forgive me. But we are very thankful, I'm thankful that nothing is damaged and our kids can sleep in. We are able to start our day late, and it's still completely fine... Okay! Let's start, we're going to talk about, "How to become the happiest person you know". A lot of it has to do with your mindset. So if you're following along, she tells an incredible story at the beginning.
She used the 5-second rule at the beginning of the book to get out of bed. And then she started implementing it on things like going to the gym, saying no to the doughnut, (5-4-3-2-1) I got to go talk to that person. You can use the 5-second rule in any given situation or circumstance. (5-4-3-2-1) It gives you 5 seconds of courage before you talk yourself out of it... She said, "I started to use the 5-second rule to change more than my physical behavior. I wondered if I could change my thoughts. I had seen the effects that had on other habits, so why not try to break the mental habit of anxiety, panic, and fear. They are patterns that we repeat all of the time, they are called habits."...
So she said if I can use the 5-second rule to get myself out of bed, to put the doughnut down, to turn off the TV, and go workout. Do you think I can use it on my mindset? And I think that's huge. Because how often does your mind just wander, go in panic mode or worry all day? How do we control that?
So she gave us a tool and I naturally already do it. I'll tell you about it in just a second... She said, "I started using the 5-second rule to change the way that my mind worked. I began by using the rule to break habits of worry. As I mastered that skill, I used the rule to control my anxiety and to beat my fears of flying"... That's where it started. She was always afraid to fall. She does this practice at rare times and she'll count (5-4-3-2-1) when she is worrying. Does anybody else ever worry, or are you ever afraid?... She shared a story about her husband. She would see her husband get on the motorcycle. He would be going down the road, and instantly she'll have worries like, "What if he gets in a car accident?", "What happened? He doesn't have his helmet"... Isn't it crazy how fast your mind can make you feel afraid, worried anxious, or sometimes you can't breathe...