Although Mel does not specifically label her process as a mindfulness tool, it certainly is effective in moving a person out of autopilot and into the present moment. Once you can get the knack of it, this process can change your life.
In Mel’s own words:
‘The 5 Second Rule is simple. If you have an instinct to act on a goal, you must physically move within 5 seconds or your brain will kill it.
The moment you feel an instinct or a desire to act on a goal or a commitment, use the Rule.
When you feel yourself hesitate before doing something that you know you should do, count 5-4-3-2-1-GO and move towards action.’
Mel is a treat to watch in this interview where she explains how to use the 5 Second Rule in a variety of situatuions. She really is an inspiration.