Is this Japanese Technique the Key to Overcoming Laziness?


We think it’s worth a try.

We’ve all got goals of some kind. Whether it’s as simple as regular exercise, or making serious headway on your passion project, fitting an extra activity into an already full day can be near impossible. Though not if you condense the practice to 60 seconds.

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According to the Japanese technique Kaizen, all you need is one-minute a day to practice one thing, at the same time each day, in order to see results. Known as the “one-minute principle”, the idea is centred around continuous micro-steps towards self-improvement. And though it’s hard to imagine how one-minute could foster any improvement, an argument could be made for small advances over a six-month period, as opposed to never doing it at all.

Our suggestion? Break up your bigger goal, like playing guitar, into smaller ones, like nailing the C scale without looking. Then, once you achieve a series of these steps, you’ll surely creep that little bit closer to Hendrix himself.

Nicole Webb

Staff Writer Collective Hub

Nicole is a Sydney based writer, who’s previously written for Harper’s Bazaar and Elle Australia. She has mused about everything from the world of haute couture, the Sydney music scene and newly founded start-ups.


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