thrift store

Thrift store treasures show me the value of things

Last week I walked in a local thrift store. I love those places! For me they are a welcome change to all those chain stores that all selling the newest ‘standard’ items. Soulless stuff...
daily meditation

One year of daily meditation

Over a year ago I started the habit of daily meditation. The habit sticked. And? Is it life changing? Did it change my personality? Make me more intelligent? No, none of that. But I...
morning exercise

Morning exercise will kickstart your day

We all know that regular exercise is very important for a healthy body and mind. That is why I try to work out a few times a week. Recently I also started exercising every...
train your focus

Train your focus to lead a happy and meaningful life

One year ago I started writing on Train Your Focus. The blogs describe my personal journey to find the perfect balance between technology and mind. With modern technology, like the smartphone and tablet, the...
nostalgic guided daydreaming

Nostalgic guided daydreaming will relax your busy mind

Daydreaming makes us feel guilty and unproductive. Constant focus and productivity are the norm. But that exhausts our minds. Research shows that some forms of daydreaming can be a very good idea. When we...
TED talks about focus

Three of the best TED talks about focus

One way I like to learn about focus is by watching other people's stories. There are many videos online about this subject. In fact, there are so many that finding the right ones can...
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...
video game nostalgia

Reboot your video game nostalgia

As a kid I loved playing video games for hours at a time. These days I am easily distracted and lose interest quickly. Did you know we regard video games as virtual places that...
fail and become stronger

Make sure to fail and become stronger

Most of us have grown up with the lesson that failure is bad. Me too. I have always hated making mistakes and failing at something. Such a shame. The lesson taught growing up should...
motivational videos

The guilty pleasure of watching motivational videos

I love watching motivational videos on YouTube. But for the wrong reasons: most of them do not inspire me but make me laugh. Except those by David Goggins and William Hollis. Why? Keep reading. Time to...

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