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A Book Review: The Five Second Rule by Mel Robbins

Updated on June 13, 2017

Review I sent Amazon

“I was inspired by a friend to read this newly released work of art by Mel Robbins. The benefits my friend alone had already received convinced me that I needed to order a copy that very day. It was a Monday. I got my Amazon order on Wednesday and I can tell you I was impressed by how many people were already practicing, The Five Second Rule. By Thursday afternoon I had finished reading the book. I fully intend to use this rule to battle a few of my own issues.” This is the review I left at Amazon. I’m sure you will want to leave one too. It’s by far one of the most interesting books I have read in awhile.

A Miracle Remedy? Let's try it.

Mel Robbins is a well known speaker and her YouTube videos will give you in great depth a look at what she is trying to share in her book, The Five Second Rule. Ordinary people as well as business groups have great things to say about her silly little discovery. Call it what you will but if it works as well as these people claim, it’s a miracle remedy waiting to be used over and over and over again.

We don’t do things when our own thoughts rule our every move. We don’t eat right or exercise or we lack the confidence to succeed at our careers. We stop ourselves. Daily chores become overwhelming tasks and it gets harder and harder to make ourselves get going. In this self instructed manual of mind over matter we can believe in ourselves once more. We can out smart our own brains using The Five Second Rule that Mel Robbins speaks about so willingly to help others by sharing her own experiences.

Here what Mel Robbins has to say about The 5 Second Rule

Five seconds is all it takes.

Most of us must make ourselves do things we are uncomfortable doing. The Five Second Rule can help. Imagine boosting ourselves out of the rut we have made routine all of our lives and doing this in just a few days. That’s just how fast people claim this little five second trick will work. Could it really be that easy? Can we really get motivated to do things that we know we shouldn’t put off any longer?

A life changing experience may be just around the corner. We only need to try. What could it hurt? Five seconds is all it takes.

I give this book a thumbs up and would totally recommend it to my friends.

Personally, I think the idea of tricking ourselves into changing the outcome of whatever ordinary thing we decide to do or not to do is interesting. The trick is to hurry to react before our brain talks us out of it. The idea included in this book about writing a “must list” instead of a “to do list” has already helped me get things done that I may have otherwise put off. It is very easy to let things wait when you would rather be doing something else. Too, many times I find myself doing nothing at all. Mel Robbins suggests writing three things down that absolutely must be done each day. I can tell you it works.

As for the five second rule I plan to make this trick work for me when it comes to getting active and eating healthier in hopes of shedding some weight and finding renewed mobility again. But for now I’m testing the water. So far working on my housekeeping ability seems more doable. So far, so good, we shall see.

I give this book a thumbs up and totally would recommend it to my friends.


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    • Diana Lee profile imageAUTHOR

      Diana L Pierce 

      2 years ago from Potter County, Pa.

      Thank you Amy, I appreciate your feedback. I'm not one to read a book in a couple days as a rule, but this one would not let me put it down.

      I hope you find the 5 second rule helpful, Kara. I have already noticed a difference in my motivation to get busy.

    • Kara Skinner profile image

      Kara Skinner 

      2 years ago from Maine

      This is a very interesting concept. I haven't heard of this before but I'll have to try the 5-second rule. Thanks for the review.

    • Happymommy2520 profile image


      2 years ago from East Coast

      Great review. I have heard about this book and you've inspired me to read it. Housework and fitness goals are a struggle for us all. I have the same goals, I'd also like to fit meditating and writing on hubpages another goal to practice.


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