June and summer are approaching! What better time to introduce something new to the blog? #30daysofGrowth
In June, I’m going to add content every day, and each post will be about a habit to increase happiness!
This past weekend, the children were away, and I got to spend a blissful Sunday morning sleeping in. Enjoying this temporary lack of responsibility, I grabbed my phone and began scrolling through Facebook. A friend had posted the following meme, which I scanned and clicked the like button. As I continued my scrolling, a thought popped into my head. Those would make great topics for blog posts.
I would have pushed that thought out of my mind except for one thing. I’ve been reading Mel Robbins’ book The 5 Second Rule. When I had the urge to ignore my inner voice, I suddenly heard Mel Robbins’ voice saying Go For It.
What’s the 5 Second Rule?
When I received the book in the mail, my daughter asked how someone could write an entire book about eating food off the floor. In case, you, like my daughter, are unfamiliar with Robbins’ 5 Second Rule, let me be clear, this is a different rule. It’s about counting backward from 5 and then acting on a decision. Robbins encourages readers to stop hesitating. She discusses how waiting allows time for fear and doubt to creep in and steal our dreams. She insists that we fail to activate our power when we lack the courage to listen to our instincts.
“You’ll have an urge to act. Your values and your instincts will tell you what you should do. And your feelings will scream ‘NO.’ That is the push moment. You don’t have to have all the answers. You just have to make a decision in the next five seconds.” – Mel Robbins, The 5 Second Rule
So, I decided to listen to my instinct and write about each of these habits in June. It has 30 days, after all! I took a picture of my plan to hold myself accountable. It’s a good thing I did, or I would have backed out. The overwhelming task of blogging for 30 days straight would have scared me right back to the regular schedule of 2-3 blogs per week. Also, the fact that I hadn’t read every habit closely and noticed some are things I am bad at would have been doubt inducing. Check out my notes for June 11th, “Forgive easily.”
Nonetheless, I made my 5 second decision to take a leap, and now, by golly, I’m doing it. Anyhow, the whole point is 30 days of growth! Not 30 days of remaining in a comfort zone. But if this thing goes sideways, I blame Mel Robbins and my friend for putting these crazy ideas in my head.
It’s going to be great, though. Let’s put growth mindset into action! Let’s tackle 30 habits to build a better, happier life.