When our day doesn’t go as planned, we have the choice to control the day or let it control us. Travis Chappell shares a tip to get us out of a funk when mishaps occur. It is called the five-minute rule. Save time and spare your happiness with this five-minute trick.
Here’s what Travis discuss in this episode:
- People let small negative experiences control their day.
- Why we shouldn’t let our negative thoughts shape our day
- The five-minute rule and how it can change our lives
- The five-minute rule: Don’t spend time on things that won´t matter in 5 years
- Most things are not going to matter in 5 years so why do we give them so much of our attention and time?
- Why we should not think about something for more than 5 minutes:
- 1.) Emphasizes the bad. We tend to emphasize the bad instead of the good when we focus on the bad things for more than 5 minutes.
- 2.) Wastes time. If we spend more than 5 minutes focusing on the bad things in life, we are wasting time, especially if nothing can be done to change the ¨bad¨ thing.
- 3.) Decreases Productivity. Focusing on the small bad things makes you unproductive. You could be finding solutions instead of focusing on the bad.
- As soon as something bad happens:
- Take the ¨full five minutes¨
- Be grateful
- Listen to something that encourages you.
3 Key Points:
- Each day we can choose to control it or let it control us.
- When something goes wrong in our day, it is easy to let it affect the rest of our day.
- The five-minute rule allows us to limit the negative effects of small mishaps throughout our day. Giving ourselves 5 minutes lets us remain in control of our moods in the face of negativity.
- “If it won´t matter in 5 years, don’t think about it for more than 5 minutes.” – Travis
- “Take the full five minutes.” -Travis
- “Listen to something that encourages you.” – Travis
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