Saturday, January 19, 2019
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...
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...
Mr. Kaor

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,...
summer vacation

How to get back to your healthy habits after your summer vacation

Summer vacation is a perfect time to step out of the routine and really enjoy yourself. It is alright to pause your good habits for a while and enjoy life, together with the people...