Sometimes it feels too overwhelming to make radical changes. When that is the case then it works much better taking one step at a time and to change gradually.

Kaizen, which means “Continuous Improvement”– slow, incremental but constant, is a concept for that. Companies like Toyota use Kaizen to improve their production, we can use it to improve ourselves.

Mary Jaksch has written two posts about using Kaizen for personal changes. At Zen Habits is a post about How to Establish New Habits the No-Sweat Way and at her own blog Goodlife Zen is a post about How to Get Back into Shape – Painlessly.

This was originally posted at Forty Plus Two, another blog of mine.