Have you ever heard of this?
The 5 Second Rule discovered by Mel Robbins.
I hadn’t! Not until quite recently since I became an Ambassador for the Psychologies Magazine. I know I rarely talk about the methodology of one writer in progress, maybe I should. However, in following this rule for a week, I did a few wild things. Should I have done them? Why not, if it works for others this 5 Second Rule, it was certainly worth giving it a try. It was back in January 2018 that I took the plunge, instead of thinking too hard about the next step of my adventure as a Writer, it was time to stop thinking and just do.
I used to have that approach in my younger years, but now I have the responsibility of a family, it seemed a bit crazy. I had a bit of a wake-up-call following the experience.
I like to think that the progression of the self, from writing essays and reports in the past, converting my thoughts into short-stories and pushing my vocabulary to great lengths as a practising poet in solitude has been very well organised and executed to date. I certainly can’t argue that I don’t have self-motivation, I would have been no further forward if I hadn’t read a number of interesting books, they’ve helped this one writer’s progress, shift.
I try to review as many of the books that I have read over at Goodreads.
If you’re interested to know how a 5 second rule can be applied to the practice of a Practicing Writer, I am not talking the ‘pick-up-food rule’ you’re very welcome to read on.
J. Spencer © March 2018