I'm sure you've come across the name Mel Robbins before. You know, the creator of the 5-second rule? She became well known for the idea that any time you need to do something, but your mind is telling you otherwise, just count down 5-4-3-2-1 and do it. Sounds silly right? Well, she wrote an entire book about it called the 5-second rule and it sold millions of copies. It also has helped millions of people take control of their life by getting up in the morning when they rather snooze their alarm or by going up to that girl or guy at the bar when they are feeling nervous and shy.

Well, she is back at it again with another '5' rule, but this time it's called the high-5 habit.

The entire book discusses how when you wake up in the morning, and go to the bathroom and see your reflection, start your day off by high-fiving yourself in the mirror. This may seem challenging at first since it is awkward and unnatural, but she claims that scientifically, this will improve your overall mood and shift your energy. The idea is simple, be your own cheerleader. 

The science behind high-fiving is actually mind-blowing. When you high-five someone, it is always a positive emotion, you are celebrating something or someone. You never high-five someone and say "you're terrible!" or "way to mess up!" 

The brilliant part about the high-five is that our minds already associate that movement with positive emotion. The physical movement cues the mental shift.  

A study was performed in the NBA, and it was found that the teams earlier on in the regular season, who high-five and fist-bump each other the most, are typically the teams that win the most.

I want to suggest a 5-day challenge that I will do with you. For the next 5 days in a row, when we wake up and go to the bathroom in the morning, let's high-five ourselves and see what kind of impact that has on the rest of our day. I have a feeling it will do wonders for our overall mood and energy.

I'd love to know if you are going to try this- email me back and let me know!

Hope you have a great Monday, , and I look forward to chatting tomorrow!