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...
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In the 80’s we were offline and plugged into the now

Do you remember the 80’s? I do! In the 80’s I was a little kid and later a teen. And in the 80’s I was offline. That is why I decided to build my...
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...
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...
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...
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...
eye of Sauron

Are we all staring into the eye of Sauron?

In daily life we all see the examples of people that are glued to their phones. All captured in their own worlds. Invisible and not really there. What is that thing that is staring...

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