There is a simple “5 seconds” rule that will help you deal with laziness or hesitation and get started on any task.
How does this rule work?
If you feel your motivation is declining and your instability is increasing, start using this little rule. Count from 5 to 1 and keep moving without being distracted by a single thought. Do not think that this is useless advice. Practice shows that this is a very effective way to catch yourself and move on.
If you still don’t believe it, here are two examples that can help you change your mind:
When you start counting, your mind accepts it as a call to action. At the end, “Start!”, “Let’s go!” or “Go!” then it will be easier to make the decision you think.
Remember all your promises. For example, someone has decided not to lie to himself. So when you need to do something, promise to do it after counting the last number “1”. You definitely do this because you don’t look like a “liar” in your eyes. For example, if you promise to get up early in the morning, then you don’t have to forget about it the next morning and turn off the alarm. Count to 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 and open your eyes and start the day.
Don’t pay too much attention to the 5 second rule: it can be useful for just fulfilling a simple promise. For example, if you feel that your nerves have reached their limit and you are ready to ruin the world; or if you can’t concentrate to start writing your thesis, give it a try.
Remember, the hardest thing in any business is getting started. Then it will be easy for you. So, set yourself new goals and achieve them!