Brain Hack 3: How To Calm Down and Reduce Stress

Brain Hack 3: How To Calm Down and Reduce Stress

Our previous post shared a brain hack that improves your mood instantly. Brain hack 3 will also improve your mood by helping you calm down and reduce stress. This hack can be used anytime you notice that you are feeling anxious, nervous, or overly stressed. How Stress Affects the Brain and Body Stress affects all systems of the body, especially the nervous system. The first part of our brain to form is the limbic system, responsible for our fight-or-flight response to danger. The nervous system responds to stress and danger by forcing shorter, more rapid breaths that will provide us…
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The Continuous Improvement Learning Cycle

The Continuous Improvement Learning Cycle

Kaizen, the Japanese word for continuous improvement, has a long history of success in organizational improvement. The Personal Kaizen movement applies these continuous improvement best practices on a personal level – helping you make small changes to continuously improve yourself. This post shares a continuous improvement learning cycle you can use to experiment and discover the changes that work best for you. Our team has shared our 10 Rules for Life and many simple personal improvement recommendations. Some of our suggestions can change your life for the better, but not every idea is going to be one that makes sense…
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12 Small Habits that will Change Your Life for Good

12 Small Habits that will Change Your Life for Good

I recently saw a new book in my local library that I knew I had to read and share with the Personal Kaizen community. Liquids Till Lunch: 12 Small Habits that Will Change Your Life for Good by MaryRuth Ghiyam is a 2021 release with a title that made me skeptical and a subtitle that made me interested. I wondered – how many of her 12 small habits would agree with the Personal Kaizen 10 Rules for Life? The author is a certified health educator and nutritional consultant with several episodes of personal loss as defining life experiences. This post…
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The Secret of Success Found in Daily Routine

The Secret of Success Found in Daily Routine

Check out our Personal Kaizen Motivational Monday quote! John C. Maxwell is a New York Times Best Selling author, focusing mainly on leadership. He believes that your daily routine has the power to make or break your success. "You'll never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of success is found in your daily routine."john c. maxwell The Personal Kaizen community is geared towards continuous improvement, in both your personal and professional lives. Join us later in the week as we discuss good habits, starting with your daily routine!
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Make Hard Things Seem Fun, Not Important

Make Hard Things Seem Fun, Not Important

Check out our Personal Kaizen Motivational Monday quote! Katy Milkman is a Professor at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and wrote a book about "how to change" that we are summarizing this week. This quote about making hard things seem fun is one suggestion from her book. "Making hard things seem fun is a much better strategy than making hard things seem important."Katy Milkman Our Personal Kaizen post this week will summarize the main points from the rest of her book!
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Get Your Day Started Right with a Morning Routine

Get Your Day Started Right with a Morning Routine

Our Personal Kaizen posts over the past few weeks have all covered different ways to get your day started right with a morning routine. We have shared tips for effective meditation, two versions of a brief morning stretching routine, a 30-second change that can help you feel better and more awake, and tips for an effective bedtime routine so you wake up on time with the sleep you need. Some of you may ask: why is a morning routine so important to your day? Here are three reasons for every member of the Personal Kaizen community to get your day…
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