Find focus in a world full of technology and distractions

A blog about my journey to find the perfect balance between technology and mind

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Reboot your video game nostalgia

As a kid I loved playing video games for hours at a time. These days I am easily distracted and lose interest quickly. Did you know we regard video games as virtual places that can even spark nostalgic feelings?...

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 be: fail and become stronger! Fail...

To be successful you need these five things

We all want to do something we love and be successful. How do we become successful? Some people say that 10,000 hours of practice can make you a master in any field. But research showed that it is not...

Blogs about blogging

Start writing every day and leave a legacy

Writing has many unexpected advantages. In this blog I will talk about the positive things that regular writing has brought into my life. Make a habit of writing something every day and leave a legacy. Writing has always been one...

Make your blog a success: use these powerful theories

In this blog I will give you several theories that can help make your blog a success. There are a lot of powerful, proven theories out there that you can use to get off to a good start. I...

Tools for beginner bloggers

Blogging is a great way to express yourself and train that really important ‘focus muscle’. The creation part - especially of the written content - is the most important. However, to create a successful and good looking blog there...

Blogs about finding focus at work

The shock when we moved to an open-plan office

A long time ago I worked in the IT department of a large company. I thought I was lucky because in the year I was working there management decided that we moved from a really old office building to...

Five rituals that help you focus on your work

Being able to focus on your work is essential. It is necessary to get things done and deliver good quality work. It will also give you a competitive advantage over those that are not able to focus. One way...

My ultimate guide to personal productivity

To be successful we need to get things done. For me that basically comes down to three things: knowing what to do, knowing when to do it and actually doing it. Everybody can learn to be productive. So can you!...

Blogs about healthy habits

How to be more mindful during your summer vacation

Summer vacation is a perfect time to start practicing mindfulness. It is the period that most of us take a break from the daily routine and unwind. Time is created for other things than work. We are more open...

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? And how can we fight...

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 or so. But never for...

Blogs about inspiration

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 confess, I have a guilty...

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 the myNoise app? Silence is...

Achieve mastery like Jiro

Jiro Dreams of Sushi is a documentary about Jiro Ono, an 85 year old sushi chef with a 3 Michelin star restaurant. He is a true shokunin and achieved mastery in his profession. His extreme focus is an inspiration...

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