The Japanese Principle of Kaizen Can Teach You How To Stop Being Lazy

The Japanese Principle of Kaizen Can Teach You How To Stop Being Lazy

It can be extremely beneficial to look to other cultures for remedies to everyday problems you just can’t take care of on your own.


Endemic laziness is definitely one of those problems. If you're trying to find a way to become less lazy, you merely have to read below:


The Japanese principle of kaizen (kai = change, zen = wisdom) is a practice of committing yourself completely to doing a task for just one full minute, at the same minute, each day. One minute is too short, so it seems quite easy doing that. After that minute has ended, you can move on with your day and do whatever you want to do.


However, there are some things you need to remember:


1. Try not to schedule your minute when you’re committed to other tasks. This might seem obvious, but it can be tricky as the point is to fully focus on that task for one minute.


2. In case you find yourself dreading it, remember that it’s only one minute. At least you need to do that.


3. Choose a task that you can actually make some progress on an everyday basis and not something that has to be done all at once. Tasks like organizing, and cleaning your room will work, as they obviously can't be done in one day and they involve other smaller tasks.


4. Allow yourself to continue. There will be times when you'll get frustrated but think about the satisfaction you'll derive once you complete your task.


It is really easy to finish enough of a task to get you going the next day. Try to keep it to a minute, although you can allow yourself to continue, but not longer than twenty minutes, because if you get bored, then you will probably stop.


The idea behind kaizen is that it helps you boost your confidence as you start to look forward to completing things for just one minute. Whether it is tidying your room or learning a foreign language, kaizen will help you take the dread out of the task and instead fill it with joy.


If you try it, don't forget to share your experience with us!


Reference: I Heart Intelligence

The Japanese Principle of Kaizen Can Teach You How To Stop Being Lazy The Japanese Principle of Kaizen Can Teach You How To Stop Being Lazy Reviewed by Κατερίνα Παπ on 11:25 PM Rating: 5

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