Start your Journey towards a Positive Body Image in Just 5 Seconds

Updated: Apr 2, 2020

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Have you ever read a book called ’The 5 Second Rule’’ which is written by Mel Robbins?

If not. Then I suggest you continue to read this blog post because this rule is definitely 100% legit and can be used in many areas in your life, such as starting your journey towards Positive Body Image.

But first, what is The 5 Second Rule and how does it work?

There are five-seconds between your initial instinct to act and your brain stopping you. So, instead of letting your brain stop you, you count 5-4-3-2-1 and you take an action that is based on your initial instinct.

In her book, she mentions ''If I knew that I should do something that could change me for the better, then I would use the Rule to push myself to do it, regardless of how I felt. I started using the rule to force myself to not only get up early, but also to get to the gym, look for a job, drink less, and be a better parent and wife.''

Here is the video of the author behind this amazing rule explaining more about it.

The Book | The 5 Second Rule: Transform your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage.

I recommend you read her book because the stories that are included in it are truly inspiring that prove how much power and control we can take over our lives in such a short period of time.

Related: The 5 Second Journal: The Best Daily Journal and Fastest Way to Slow Down, Power Up, and Get Sh*t Done

How can you use it for starting your journey towards positive body image?

Before we get into the examples of how can you use the 5 second rule in different situations. First, things first.


you want to start your journey towards a positive body image. What is the reason behind it? Is it because you are doing it for yourself or you are doing it for someone else?

It is very important that you do it for yourself, because it will be your journey. Instead of striving for someone else’s beauty and body, focus on embracing yours. Otherwise you will have an expectation of someone else’s result and in the long term it won’t work well.

1. If you aren’t motivated enough to make healthier life choices, such as doing more physical activities or eating healthier.

This is how to use the rule:

5-4-3-2-1 and choose healthier option or say no to something that isn’t good for your health.

5-4-3-2-1 and change your clothes to leggings and a t-shirt and do some physical activity (go for a walk, do some stretching or a workout)

Related: 5 ways to improve your body image daily

2. If you have been struggling with being confident in certain situations such as when someone is saying mean things to you about your body or look.

This is how to use the rule:

5-4-3-2-1 and think positive.

5-4-3-2-1 and stand up for yourself.

Related: The power of a positive mindset - dealing with bullies | My story

3. If you are struggling with starting to create a self-care routine.

This is how to use the rule:

5-4-3-2-1 and start to look for some ideas on self-care activities.

5-4-3-2-1 and relax your mind and your body, take a deep breath.

Related: 4 Cost free self care activities that can change your life

Important note: Positive Body Image to me means that instead of striving for someone else's beauty, you are embracing your own and becoming a better version of yourself by taking care of your well being, both mentally and physically. By better version of yourself I mean - more stronger, healthier and confident. That is just my personal perception of it.

I hope you will try this rule, because it really works. I've been using it myself on different things and it has worked for me effectively.

I wish you an amazing day and till the next time! 💛

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