meditation apps

Meditation apps: the sounds of silence

Sounds can be very helpful in meditation. Listening is a great way to focus your attention and stop your constant thinking for a while. When I am having trouble calming my mind and clearing...
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...
Fil

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...
daily habit of meditation

Make a daily habit of meditation

In our western society many of us have lost the skill to relax and recharge. There are just too many distractions and things we think we should be doing. Our permanently occupied minds suck...
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....
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...
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...
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?...
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...

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