The Zen Rule for Becoming Happier: Change One Thing
Any decision to change one's life, in such a complex context, needs to be extremely simple and easy to follow.
Luckily, Zen Buddhism is predicated on principles of simplicity.
In order to make any change in one's life-whether it's to get out of debt, become fit enough to run a marathon, or get on better with your family-he says, start with a single change.
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Babauta advises that to turn changes into habits, it's important to make the change tiny, and let it embed: he suggests making one change every four to six weeks.
Having experimented on himself, he also advises addressing one thing at a time, rather than trying to solve work, love, health, or family problems simultaneously.
The change should be so small it's not hard to do.