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How to get back to your healthy habits after your summer vacation

Summer vacation is a perfect time to step out of the routine and really enjoy yourself. It is alright to pause your good habits for a while and enjoy life, together with the people...
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You are the sum of your habits

You are the sum of your habits. And that is a good thing. Because habits help us lead our lives. When we do something habitually it almost becomes effortless. We do it automatically and...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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...
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...
phubbing

Phubbing is bad for us all

Do you know what phubbing is? The word phubbing is a a combination of the words phone and snubbing. It is a term to describe the habit of snubbing someone in favour of a...
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...
breath

Use the power of your breath

Breathing. We do it constantly without even noticing. That is a good thing. Because constantly noticing your breath may possibly drive you insane. However; our breath can be a very powerful tool too. A...

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