Train Your Focus is a blog about finding focus in a world full of technology and distractions. It is about simplicity, mindfulness, happiness and leading a productive and meaningful life. Making use of ancient techniques and mixing them with modern technologies. With the blogs on Train Your Focus I aim to entertain people. But also to inspire them to make small changes that can have a big impact on their lives. It is not a hardcore self-improvement, motivational or ‘get rich quick’ blog.
My name is Ray, fortysomething and I live in a small town in The Netherlands with my wife and two kids. I am an entrepreneur and love to write. Blogging is a thing I discovered around 2010 and since that time I am hooked. I must have written over a thousand blogposts by now.
I try to lead an active, meaningful life in which I follow my passions. Physical and mental health is very important to me so I try to: eat well, sleep well, meditate, practice sports and develop all kinds of healthy habits. But I am no monk or a hardcore health freak. Because I believe in balance and self-discipline I also enjoy some nice beers, wine and good – not so healthy – food from time to time. Also, I am not a vegan but I do try to eat less meat.
In my spare time I like to spend time with my family, walk with our dog and enjoy nature. My hobbies are: fitness, technology, retro gaming & consoles, reading and writing.
Why Train Your Focus
With modern technology, like the smartphone and tablet, the world is at our fingertips. A world full of exciting opportunities. A world filled with exciting opportunities. But also full of danger and distractions.
It seems like many people are slowly losing the skill to concentrate and focus. Human attention span has supposedly dropped from 12 seconds in 2002 to only eight seconds in 2013, which is a second shorter than a goldfish!
Our kids are also growing up with this powerful technology. And minds that are constantly distracted. This creates stress-related problems, sometimes already at a very young age. More and more people are struggling these days to lead happy and productive lives. Therefore it is time that we take control and regain the ability to focus.
The blogs on Train Your Focus describe my personal journey to find the perfect balance between technology and mind. Join me on this journey and train your brain to focus. I also hope I can inspire you to read more books and to start journaling/writing!
Advice? Questions? Please contact me via the contact page. Also, I am always open for collaborations that benefit my readers.
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