digital distractions

How to guard your kids against digital distractions

We need to guard our kids against the constant digital distractions that surround them. Our kids’ brains are just like ours and are also not capable of multitasking. They just switch from task to...
30 days of meditation

My 30 days of meditation

Today I can proudly say that I have meditated every single day for a period of one month: 30 days of meditation. Sure, I have been meditating on and off the last fifteen years...
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...
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...
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...
myNoise app

myNoise app is great to block out noise

myNoise helps me block out noise with high quality sounds. There are sounds that help me relax and sounds that help me focus. This is how I use the myNoise app. Wy do I use...
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...
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...
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...

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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...