multitasking

Stop multitasking and start working smarter

Do you think you are a multitasker? You are not. Multitasking is a myth. Our brain doesn’t really do tasks simultaneously but switches tasks quickly. Costing more time, making more mistakes and draining energy....
unfocus

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...
confuse movement with progress

Don’t confuse movement with progress

How many things did you do today that really helped you to make progress? We spend too much time glued to our smartphones. As hamsters running on a wheel. Busy, but not really going...
the story of the old carpenter

The story of the old carpenter

When I ask somebody at the office "Hey man, how are you?” I often get the answer “Very busy!” For a while now I stopped replying with “Oh, good!” Instead I say “I am...
office workers

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...
internal clock

Watch your internal clock and know when to peak

A long time ago we were more in sync with nature. We relied on our internal clock and knew exactly what the best time was to take action or to rest. These days we...
batch processing

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...
hungry

Stay hungry, stay focused

Many people think that being able to focus is purely a process of the mind. But it is also very much a physical process. Being a little bit hungry helps. Eating too much doesn't....
T-shaped

Be T-shaped: don’t be a specialist or a generalist

When we talk about focused people we often think of specialists. People that concentrate primarily on a particular subject or activity and do that incredibly well. They are quite different from generalists that are...
state of flow

Get into a state of flow and do some great work

Flow is the state in which we are so involved in an activity that nothing else seems to matter. The state of flow is perfect for doing focused work. In this blog I will...

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