How to overcome procrastination and fear. Change your life today!

When you drop a piece of food on the floor, you have exactly five seconds to pick it up and still be able to eat it. This is called the five second rule. However, when I talk about the five second rule, this food thing ain’t it.

In true five second fashion, the five second rule which can help you overcome your bad habits and stop procrastination, is actually quite simple.


Before your brain can sabotage you from doing the thing you want to do, you count backwards from 5 to 1. And just like a rocket ship, BOOM! You put into action something.

The below video explains it much better.

So next time you would rather hit the snooze button in the morning. Do the five second rule.

So what are you waiting for?






GO! write that blog post!

NanoPoblano 2017

This post links to a month’s long daily blogging challenge, during November. See who else has signed up to be a Little Pepper HERE. It’s called NANO POBLANO.

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profile-pic-2Sarina often sat on the peaks of the dunes of Southern Africa watching the ocean tide drift in. A daydreamer, often dreaming up stories for lands somewhere over the rainbow. She is a mother, a wife, a blogger and an overall creative spirit. Above all, she is a human being.

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9 thoughts on “How to overcome procrastination and fear. Change your life today!

  1. I’ll be honest, I thought this was going to be about food when I heard the five second rule. Now I want to use it all the time to outsmart my brain 🙂 Love this post and video to death, I’ve shared it on my FB feed, I’m sure others will find it extremely motivational and relatable too

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