Kaizen = Continuous Improvement

Kaizen is a Japanese word meaning continuous improvement.  We can take thiis to any aspect of our lives, because it seems there’s always something that could benefit from continuous improvement. 

 

Let’s look at eating habits.  Say you’re pretty good in your choices but find you’re always going for the bag of chips or the box of cookies around 9 o’clock at night. 

What happens to your weight goals?  All that good eating during the day is undone.  But not really.  The good eating all day is your foundation, so all is not lost.  

Practicing Kaizen, or continuous improvement, can be the tool that helps you cut back on those 9 pm trips to the kitchen.  Maybe you’ll decide to have one small bowl of chips, or 2 cookies, not 3.  Continuous improvement!  Be roud of yourself!

Here is why Kaizen works

“When you improve a little each day, eventually big things occur. When you improve conditioning a little each day, eventually you have a big improvement in conditioning. Not tomorrow, not the next day, but eventually a big gain is made.
Don’t look for the big, quick improvement. Seek the small improvement one day at a time. That’s the only way it happens — and when it happens, it lasts.” 
— John Wooden

No More Limiting Thoughts

When you stop thinking “ I should eat better” and instead say “Today I will eat one extra vegetable” and you do it, that’s Kaizen.