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...
healthy habits

Healthy habits for a great Christmas

Make this Christmas extra special. Put away your smartphone or tablet and pay attention to the people around you. And to yourself! Start working on these healthy habits. You are the sum of your habits....
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...
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...
cleaning out the attic

Cleaning out the attic and your head

"Hey Joe" Jimy’s singing in the background. The radio is on and we are listening to the 'Top 2000' hit list. The annual countdown of all the best songs ever. Meanwhile we are cleaning...
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...
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...

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