Think about one significant change you’ve made that supported your health, fitness, or well-being. How did you make that change? Did you will the change to happen, or did it sneak up on you? Or was it a combination of both?
We all know that change can be difficult, whether we’re going through a re-organization at work or trying to create new habits that support reaching our goals. We may think we want the change, only to experience internal resistance that undercuts our efforts.
Kaizen is an approach that can help us deal with the internal resistance we face when implementing change into our lives. It’s often used in business to systematically ease change into an organization, but I will share some ideas of how it can be used as a gentle and effective approach to successfully implementing healthy lifestyle changes.