5 Second Journal

5 Second Rule Journal by Mel Robbins

Here’s the thing. I’m all about technology & electronics. But as I work my way out of this depression, I’ve had an urge to write a paper to-do list. Then I remembered The 5 Second Journal.

I’m a big fan of Mel Robbins, who I first saw on Creative Live with her course, How to Break the Habit of Self-Doubt and Build Real Confidence. I like her delivery and her explanation of the science behind different theories. I’ve been using her 5 Second Rule since I first heard her talk about it.

  • Put down the phone and get in the shower. 5-4-3-2-1  Go!
  • Go switch the laundry. 5-4-3-2-1 Go!
  • Put down the Wheat Thins. 5-4-3-2-1 Go!

It’s the tiny things. I got a million of ’em!

Inside the Journal

You can see inside The 5 Second Journal here. It’s pretty simple, really. What I like best is the focus on a single project. Deciding to let other projects go for the day, is a big relief. The brain dump section is valuable to me too.

It’s funny to me that I’m finally craving paper because at the beginning of each year, I find myself a little jealous of my friends who get so excited about their new planner for the year.  (And wow, planners are very personal – people really like specific formats & components!)

I’m curious now, what are your favorite elements of your planner or journal?

It was little weird starting the journal on vacation but I did write in it most days. Btw, I tried using a different color fine-point Sharpie* each day but found they bled through the page a little bit. So I’ve gone old school with a ball point pen. Boring!  *Warning: rabbit hole!


Speaking of Sharpies, as I was looking for that pic to the left, I somehow ended up looking at adult coloring books. 🙂 I’m more than half-way through the 2 books that I have – but when I’m ready, I’ll probably order this one:

Peaceful Paisleys Adult Coloring Book
Peaceful Paisleys – could that be any better for my ol’ hippie self!? And the detail! Yeah, this is the one. Oh heck, at $3.99, that’s a no-brainer! At 31 designs, that breaks down to 13 cents each. #loveagoodbreakdown

Guess I’m not 100% Electronic Girl after all. I am a paper artist so makes sense I’d crave paper in other forms now and again.

Line Divider with Central Flower

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