Thursday, November 15, 2018
phubbing

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...
dopamine

Dopamine addiction causes constant seeking behavior

Many people are addicted to their smartphone these days. When we use our smartphone we constantly get little dopamine hits. It makes us pleasure seekers and stimulates continuous seeking behavior. How does that work?...
selective attention

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...
minimalist

Take a minimalist approach to minimalism

Minimalist surroundings help people relax. But you don't need a book about decluttering to clean up. Just use common sense and create a few decluttered zones in your house or at work. Safe havens...
body scan meditation

Try these three steps for a perfect body scan meditation

The body scan meditation is a great introduction to the habit of meditation. In our modern civilization we spend much of the day in our heads. Which causes us to feel a bit disconnected from...
sleep deprivation

Talk to your teens about technology and sleep deprivation

Our smartphones are causing sleep deprivation. Not only adults are losing precious sleep. So are our teens. Even technology companies recognize the problem and try to come up with solutions. But I believe it is...
less coffee

Five benefits of drinking less coffee

Coffee is great to give you energy and get you into that productive mood. It is easy to keep drinking it all day. But did you know that the positive effect is much better...
meditation apps

Meditation apps: the sounds of silence

Sounds can be very helpful in meditation. Listening is a great way to focus your attention and stop your constant thinking for a while. When I am having trouble calming my mind and clearing...
waiting

Lessons in waiting from my kids and Disney

In my blog about developing the habit of patience I mentioned the fact that - unfortunately - I am not a very patient person. Which is a very bad habit. The good news is...
exercising

Stop feeling distracted and start exercising

Are you constantly feeling distracted and tired? Is your lack of focus harming your professional development? Throw away your coffee and energy drinks. Exercising thirty minutes a day, five times a week is a...
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....
be water

Be water and adapt to any situation

"Be water, my friend.” A calm, flexible mind can adapt to any situation. Stop thinking you need to control all aspects of your life. Listen to your inner voice and know that the thing...