Life | Making change by using 5-minutes a day.

Life | Making change by using 5-minutes a day.

5 minutes. A short, sliver of time. So small, that it easily passes us by. Scrolling your phone, texting your friends, watching TV, reading a book. When you’re doing something, 5 minutes feels like a blink of an eye. It’s so easy, that we often overlook the power of this pocket of time. You want to change your habits? Your mindset? Your life? What if I told you, it’s possible in just 5 minutes a day?

First, you have to understand the power of compounding —which simply means that small daily actions will add up to massive results over time. It’s not about making a drastic change or putting in intense effort. it’s about tiny actions and daily choices—the key being consistency. So, if you’re inspired to change your life in 5 minutes a day, I’m excited to share some ideas for you.

If you struggle with procrastination, try using the "5-minute rule" to break your habit. Whatever task you have to do, make it your goal to do that task for just 5 minutes. Once 5 minutes has passed, you’re done and you’re free to stop doing it if that’s what you want. What you’ll often find though, is that once your 5 minutes are up, you’re in the mood to keep doing it. That’s the beauty of this hack. It helps you overcome the difficulty of starting, because it feels much more doable when you say you’ll only do something for 5 minutes.

Next,journaling. Journaling is a powerful tool. With just 5 minutes of journaling a day, you can understand yourself better, find clarity on your path and purpose, express your emotions, reframe your mindset, and so much more. It all begins with intention—what are you looking to cultivate in your life? They say: whatever you focus on, grows. So, being writhing Journal to help cultivate more joy, gratitude, self-love and reflection in your daily life. By focusing on the good and celebrating your life, you can cultivate a positive mindset, and experience more joy and purpose in life.

Another habit that can change your life is 5 minutes of meditation a day. It’s no coincidence that all the greats, the successful people in the world, the spiritual people in the world—meditate. Meditation offers an abundance of benefits—more calm, better focus, more creativity, self-awareness, and beyond. If you’re looking for a way to start, I have a Guided Morning Meditation that’s only 5 minutes long. Listen to that every morning, and you can build your new habit from there.

Do you get overwhelmed at the thought of cleaning? Yeah. Me too. So an amazing hack you can try is cleaning for 5 minutes at a time. Instead of thinking you have to clean the whole house, or fold all your laundry at once, just give yourself 5 minutes to clean or tidy something. Anything. It could be wiping one mirror or cleaning one window. If you’re consistently doing this for 5 minutes every day, pretty soon your entire house will be clean.

If you want to be continually learning and growing, try incorporating a habit of reading for 5 minutes a day. Think of how much better it will be for your mind and mental health to spend this time reading a book instead of scrolling on social media. Social media has shortened our attention span so much, which is hurting our ability to be patient and go deeper. Books contain so much depth and a wealth of knowledge, so try getting back into reading with this 5 minute hack.

Next, If you live a sedentary lifestyle and spend all day sitting, consider adding 5 minutes of movement into your routine. 5 minutes may seem short, but you’d be amazed at what 5 minutes of walking outside, stretching, or even dancing can do! Immediately you’ll feel more energized and refreshed because you got up and started moving. If you’ve been working at your desk for too long, try putting on a fun song and have a 5 min dance break!

These 5-minute movement breaks are short yet impactful. Another small but effective habit is to take 5 minutes to plan your day the night before. Think of all the things that need to get done, and prioritize the three most important tasks that you will work on. Knowing your three most important tasks will keep you from getting distracted by all the smaller tasks that inevitably show up. Don’t forget to plan your self-care activities as well, so you can be ready to have a balanced and fulfilling day.

Lastly, a powerful habit to implement is 5 minutes of visualization a day. Visualization is when you close your eyes, and visualize your ideal future. Your ideal self-living your dream life. You can do this during meditation or at night before falling asleep. The more you can visualize what you desire, the more you’ll be able to create and attract it into your reality. You’re basically rehearsing your dream life in your mind, so that you can start to embody your future self now.

Don’t underestimate the power of 5 minutes a day to change your life. These ideas are all amazing, but I’d recommend you start with one new habit at a time. Which one of these habits will take you closer to your ideal self, and your dream life? Comment down below.

Sending you so much love! Bye~