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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Thrift store treasures show me the value of things

Last week I walked in a local thrift store. I love those places! For me they are a welcome change to all those chain stores that all selling the newest ‘standard’ items. Soulless stuff everybody thinks they need. Until...

Automate tasks at work and save tons of time

Do you remember to sharpen the saw? Just like the lumberjack, you can save a lot of time at work if you invest in perfecting the tools you use. One way to perfect them is to automate tasks at...

When is the best time to focus?

Timing and productivity go hand in hand. Did you ever take the time to stop and ‘listen’ to your body for an entire day? When is the best time to focus and be productive? And when is the best...

Learn how to focus at work

Being able to focus at work is essential. It is necessary to get things done and deliver good quality work. It will also give you a competitive advantage over those who are not able to focus. Read these tips on how to focus at work.

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...

Create your place to focus

Sometimes getting things done is a simple choice. A choice for you to create that place where you can sit no matter what the external circumstances are. A place to focus. Nobody else will create that place for you....

Try batch processing to complete a large task

Our minds are only capable to really see one thing at a time. Just like they are able to do only one thing at a time. We constantly switch from object to object and from task to task. The...

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Blogs about healthy habits

The preparation of a Formula 1 driver

Formula 1 drivers are some of the fittest people on the planet. They train hard and eat healthy. The thing I admire the most is their ability to concentrate and focus during the race. How do they prepare for...

Morning exercise will kickstart your day

We all know that regular exercise is very important for a healthy body and mind. That is why I try to work out a few times a week. Recently I also started exercising every Saturday morning. Which is quite...

How to guard your kids against digital distractions

We need to guard our kids against the constant digital distractions that surround them. Our kids’ brains are just like ours and are also not capable of multitasking. They just switch from task to task. Costing energy and making...

Blogs about reading

My Year of Rest and Relaxation – book review

My Year of Rest and Relaxation. I have to admit, the title is the main reason I picked it up. Wondering what it was about I started reading the summary on the back of the book. What I read...

Ikigai: the happiness of always being busy – book review

I just finished reading: 'Ikigai, The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life’. What is it about? Should you read it? Did I find my ikigai? In this blog I will give you my personal opinion about the...

Real books will always beat e-books

Have you ever seen a beautiful old e-book? Guess not. For me the only real books are the printed, bound books. Especially old ones. They really come to life in your hands when you are reading them. Despite my...

Write more

Are you thinking about starting a blog? Good for you! Because blogging is a great way to train your 'focus muscle'. Keep reading, because on this page I give you a lot of handy blogging tips and some valuable blogging advice.

Blogs about writing

Warning! Read this before you start a blog

Are you thinking about starting a blog? Great idea! But read this blog first. You may change your mind. In my blog I give you the five questions you should ask yourself before you start a blog. If you...

Why all students should be blogging

Whenever I really want to understand a certain subject, I sit down and write a blog about it. Blogging is great for learning, practicing writing and participating in a network of other learners. I believe it should be part...

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...

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