Incorporating Kaizen into My Home
When it comes to the home and personal improvement, it is wise to remember that you should not strive for big and quick improvement but start with small improvement that is constant.
Keep in mind that kaizen is all about making small, incremental changes over a certain period of time. When these small changes are then compounded they lead to results and to a more efficient and healthier way of life.
When Implementing kaizen into your life you should start by breaking down your dreams into smaller parts and decide each month what you want to achieve, then what to strive for each week and finally even every day. It is important that you focus on tasks which are easy to complete and which will give you the greatest rewards first. If one of your goals is to save on groceries and have healthier meals then start with clipping coupons, reading labels and finding out all you can about the healthiest meals you can make. Start by cleaning out your kitchen from unhealthy food, drinks and snacks. Slowly but surely you will see the changes you have been striving for and soon you will see continual improvement in your lifestyle and of course, most important your health. Remember to make small and manageable changes every day instead of making one giant leap which is sure to fail.
Make small tasks which are manageable and doable a top priority. Start by aiming for long-term changes that have the ability to compound over the years. Keep in mind that the change has to happen with you. So be determined, never give up and you are sure to succeed in time. Don’t be impatient because all things and all changes for the better take time. For them to succeed they must be continuous and they must let you see that improvements as time goes by. When you see yourself and your family leading a happier and healthier way of life then you know that your initial thought for eating healthier is working and slowly but surely you are achieving your goal for a much better way of life.
Then so that you can also improve on other things try something new, test it out, and see if it works and if it can also become a continuous improvement. You are sure to have some failure and hits and misses but stick to those things that really work. In this way you will again have success and you will see gradual and continual improvement over a period of time. Keep in mind that with each decision you make, determine how your life will be different and better. If it can be different but not better try something else. Once your decisions become intentional, thought out then you will have a much clearer and better understanding or where you are going with the new changes and you are sure to become a success at what you have chosen to attempt.
-Scott A. Coulter, CLC, LSSYB, CSC, MTi