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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How to break out of your personal filter bubble

With the Internet, we have all of the world’s information at our fingertips. Right? Well, not quite. The algorithms of the devices, operating systems, applications and browsers we use only show us what they think we should see. Our...

To finish first, you must first finish

To finish first, you must first finish. A quote from the world of motorsport that can also be used in many other situations. Around me I see a lot of examples of people starting something, but failing to finish...

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...

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

How office workers have lost touch with nature

Our offices are filled with artificial light. We sometimes can’t even tell the difference between day and night. Office workers keep straining their brain muscle, sitting at their desks all day long. We have lost touch with nature and...

Unfocus and improve your focus

When we unfocus from a problem or challenge, we relax enough to see new possibilities and solutions. Excessive focus drains our energy. We need to create space to allow ourselves to see our priorities with more clarity. The brain...

My personal productivity setup

There are a lot of apps and tools out there that do nothing but distract you. Thankfully there are also many that actually help you focus and be productive. If you use them right. In this blog I will...

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Blogs about healthy habits

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...

Phubbing is bad for us all

Do you know what phubbing is? The word phubbing is a a combination of the words phone and snubbing. It is a term to describe the habit of snubbing someone in favour of a mobile phone. We all know...

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...

Blogs about reading

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...

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...

Do you recognize these five types of bloggers?

Everybody can start a blog these days. Which is a good thing since it is perfect for training that focus muscle. After reading many of these blogs I discovered that there are basically five types of bloggers. And that...

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

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...

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...

How to write a successful blog

A successful blog adds value to someone's day. It has to magically click with the right audience at exactly the right moment. I believe that all bloggers are lucky. But some are more lucky than others. How come? How do...

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