Find focus in a world full of technology and distractions

A blog about my journey to find the perfect balance between technology and mind

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The power of adding a small habit to your day

Do you want to accomplish something that you can be proud of? Or make changes in your life to improve your health? Working on these important things can be overwhelming. The trick is to start with adding a small...

Reboot your video game nostalgia

As a kid I loved playing video games for hours at a time. These days I am easily distracted and lose interest quickly. Did you know we regard video games as virtual places that can even spark nostalgic feelings?...

Make sure to fail and become stronger

Most of us have grown up with the lesson that failure is bad. Me too. I have always hated making mistakes and failing at something. Such a shame. The lesson taught growing up should be: fail and become stronger! Fail...

Blogs about blogging

Ten tips for beginner bloggers

As I wrote in one of my previous blogs: regular blogging is a great way to improve your skill to focus. I have been doing it for over 8 years now and I love the way the writing makes...

The unexpected benefits of starting a blog

One of the most fun ways to really train your ‘focus muscle’ is to start blogging. Because writing a blog requires you to stop and think. It forces you to take your time, sit down and write. You will...

Make your blog a success: use these powerful theories

In this blog I will give you several theories that can help make your blog a success. There are a lot of powerful, proven theories out there that you can use to get off to a good start. I...

Blogs about finding focus at work

The shock when we moved to an open-plan office

A long time ago I worked in the IT department of a large company. I thought I was lucky because in the year I was working there management decided that we moved from a really old office building to...

To be successful you need these five things

We all want to do something we love and be successful. How do we become successful? Some people say that 10,000 hours of practice can make you a master in any field. But research showed that it is not...

Qi is your personal, unlimited source of energy

In traditional Chinese culture qi is a ‘life force’ or ‘energy flow’ that is believed to be a vital force forming part of any living entity. Some have perfected the skill to control this energy flow through meditation. Our...

Blogs about healthy habits

Use the power of your breath

Breathing. We do it constantly without even noticing. That is a good thing. Because constantly noticing your breath may possibly drive you insane. However; our breath can be a very powerful tool too. A ‘power tool’ that we always...

This year you should learn to code

Is your New Year's Resolution to live healthier in the new year? Good for you! Studies show health-related resolutions always top the list. How about adding another important Resolution? A new habit that combines a a healthier mind and...

Selective attention allows us to tune out unimportant details

As we all know: attention is a limited resource. Selective attention allows us to tune out unimportant details and focus on what really matters. An extremely important skill. We can distinguish two kinds of selective attention. Selective visual attention...

Blogs about inspiration

The guilty pleasure of watching motivational videos

I love watching motivational videos on YouTube. But for the wrong reasons: most of them do not inspire me but make me laugh. Except those by David Goggins and William Hollis. Why? Keep reading. Time to confess, I have a guilty...

Mr. Kaor and his mysterious letters

This morning I read the best article I have read all year. A bizarre and fascinating story about extreme focus and dedication. The story about the mysterious letters of Mr. Kaor combines: plain silliness, uselessness, focus and true dedication. It...

Haruki Murakami: success is talent plus focus and endurance

Curious about his work I recently started reading some books by the famous Japanese writer Haruki Murakami. Impressed by his writing I wanted to know more about the man. That is how I discovered that he is a talented...

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