It’s the end of January and also of 90% of our New Year resolutions. Some were canned because of our habits but rest of them? Yes, all because of our utter laziness. We know it feels comforting when you see countless “Lazy people are more creative than others” posts on social media but somewhere even you know that your laziness holds you back from doing some really wonderful things in life.

So, do you want to get rid of your laziness? Well, read on.


It’s no rocket science, it’s as simple as the secret of sleeping which is, you have to close your eyes. This Japanese technique is called Kaizen, or the one-minute principle. It’s a simple method that can cure your laziness once and for all if implemented right.


So, as the name suggests, the idea is that a person should practice doing something for a single minute, every day at the same time. Even the laziest of person can spare one minute from the 24 hours of his day for doing if it helps him on the way towards his goal. For example, there are few people who do everything in the gym on their first day and then never show up again, the trick is to pace it right.


Instead of fearing the unknown, you should be curious about it and have the feeling of success while you are at it. Setting up realistic goals will give you a sense of achievement which, in turn will motivate to do it more often. You will gradually begin to increase the amount of time you spend doing the task which you have set for yourself, you would be able to the results as anything above one minute means you are on the right course.

Kaizen originated in Japan and the word contains two roots — ‘kai’ (change) and ‘zen’ (wisdom). It is extensively used in the world of business and to enhance management techniques. It all boils down to the positive mindset that, you are doing something about what you really want.


So, we hope you will implement this one-minute method to say goodbye to your laziness.