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...
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...
To finish first, you must first finish

To finish first you must first finish

To finish first you must first finish. A quote from the world of motorsport that can also be used in many other situations. Around me I see a lot of examples of people starting...
system 1 and system 2 thinking

System 1 and system 2 thinking

Yesterday an illusionist opened my eyes. He taught me how easily our minds can be fooled. We often use a mode of quick thinking where our lazy minds conveniently fill in the blanks. That...
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?...
Formula 1

The preparation of a Formula 1 driver

Formula 1 drivers are some of the fittest people on the planet. They train hard and eat healthy. The thing I admire the most is their ability to concentrate and focus during the race....
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...
mindful breakfast

Start your day with a mindful breakfast

Some say it is the most important meal of the day: breakfast. We put effort in making breakfast and selecting healthy ingredients. Why not put some effort in appreciating the food, taking our time...
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...
Filter bubble

How to break out of your personal filter bubble

With the Internet, we have all of the world’s information at our fingertips. Right? Well, not quite. The algorithms of the devices, operating systems, applications and browsers we use only show us what they...

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Sorted 3 to-do list – my first impressions

I have been using to-do list apps for years now. Today I switched from OnmiFocus to Sorted 3 and in this blog I describe...