EXPERIENCE THE MAGIC OF 'KAIZEN' - THE JAPANESE WAY TO CREATE LASTING CHANGE. . .
Lifestyle changes can be overwhelming: It's hard to take on major goals without falling prey to self-doubt. But with 'KAIZEN', big goals become small, approachable steps. This Japanese method first made waves in the business world by launching Toyota to success; it also adds magic to Marie Kondo's life-changing method of tidying up. As Kondo puts it: "You can take the first small step toward your dream today, and keep taking small steps to grow your passions".
Now, Sarah Harvey unlocks 'KAIZEN'S' amazing potential to enhance our everyday lives. Even the boldest intention (I should run a marathon someday) begins with the simplest step (Today, I'll research local running groups). 'KAIZEN' is the key to improving our health, work, finances, relationships, habits, and - yes - homes!
I listened to the audioversion of this book.
This was my first introduction to Kaizen and I found it to be really informative and intriguing! It's not a 'go cold turkey' kind of approach to life, but a more measured 'slowly,slowly' way to change habits and your outlook on life - overall, a more manageable way of changing set behaviour which often leads to more success!
The books that make you want to change everything about yourself overnight are enough to make you go running in the other direction, but I found this approach was so much more inviting! Just changing 1 thing about your routine a week - such as 5 minute mediation every morning, or once a week - is much easier to achieve and that repetition helps you reset your brain to accept that as part of your new routine!
The fact that you're just thinking more about the choices you are making, really make you analyze that repeat behaviour that you wanted to change. Kaizen is used all over Japan in business and personal life, and the positive results there helped to inspire the author to follow suit and share her experiences and tips on helping you achieve the same.
There's lots about sleep patterns, phone addiction, stress, morning habits, spending money, decluttering etc - and there's some great little tips along the way that just make you eager to try them out as they appear to require little effort at all! Fascinating and I'm looking forward to keeping many of the changes I've already made in my new routines and seeing how else Kaizen can help me!