keeping a daily journal

Five benefits of keeping a daily journal

One of the habits I try to develop is keeping a daily journal. Not a ‘dear diary’ but just a short record of my day with a few details. I have been doing that...
small habit

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...
training your muscles

The benefits of training your muscles

I always loved running. But one day I picked up a pair of dumbbells in the gym. I was amazed that lifting weights was fun and it gave me the same feeling I had...
on/off switch

Train to use your own off switch

The iconic on/off switch on our electronic devices is slowly disappearing. These days, most devices we own are 'always on'. On standby, constantly spying on us. The switch will never come back. But we...
learn to code

This year you should learn to code

Is your New Year's Resolution to live healthier in the new year? Good for you! Studies show health-related resolutions always top the list. How about adding another important Resolution? A new habit that combines...
healthy habits

Healthy habits for a great Christmas

Make this Christmas extra special. Put away your smartphone or tablet and pay attention to the people around you. And to yourself! Start working on these healthy habits. You are the sum of your habits....
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...

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