Five Seconds Rule
Any change in the physical condition occurs in 5 seconds – for example, the process of dying, the transition from wakefulness to sleep (and vice versa), entering into a trance. The outcome of any match is decided in the first 5 seconds of the fight.
Also, the transition from one emotion to another should ideally occur within 5 seconds. That is, when a person perceives an unpleasant psychological state, then the process of digestion and the subsequent transition to a balanced state of mind should occur within 5 seconds only. In that case, there will be no “sticking” to the different emotional states.
During those five seconds the person must consciously do the following:
- Assess the emotion
- Acquire it
- Return to a normal state of mind
Number “5″ is not accidental. All human body is built on the element of “Five” – 5 fingers and toes, 5 major internal organs, 5 limbs, 5 senses …
Practicing conscious 5-second transition to the normal state of mind in several exercises:
Exercise No 1. Neutral object.
We need to take a neutral object and evaluate it. Give it a description, come to conclusions in 5 seconds.
Exercise No 2. Working with the body.
Give “assignments” to different parts of your body. For example, after 5 seconds, try to feel hot or cold in a certain part of the body. In any case, praise your body for any results.
Exercise No 3. Janitor.
This exercise is divided into three parts, and the image of Janitor with a broom will help us in it:
Morning – when still lying in bed, immediately after waking up, try to achieve a joyful, sunny, good working mood in 5 seconds. “Sweep” the blues out of your mind. Then you can get up.
Day – learn to “sweep” tension out of the muscles (“sweep” sticking to negative senses) in 5 seconds.
Evening – when lying in bed before going to sleep, “sweep” from the mind all the residual impressions, thoughts about the present, the future, the past – in 5 seconds. It promotes healthy sleep.