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The Pursuit of "Flow" Is Overrated

The Pursuit of "Flow" Is Overrated

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Flow is elusive

When we have to do something we don't want to do, like responding to never-ending emails or filing our taxes, finding flow can be impossible.

Most people can't afford to wait for flow - learn other methods to do what needs to get done, no matter what.

Psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi coined the term “flow” in the 1970s. He defines it as “a state in which people are so involved in an activity that nothing else seems to matter; the experience is so enjoyable that people will continue to do it even at great cost, for the sheer sake of doi...

Flow is great when you can get it. But the price of relying too much on flow is that when you can’t find it, you’re more likely to succumb to the vicious cycle of distraction—a horrible loop of frustration and perpetual time scarcity.

  • If you feel anxious, restless,...

Most people don’t know how to focus on things they dislike doing for very long. They constantly drift from one thing to another as soon as a task gets too hard, boring, or uncomfortable.

There’s a way to stay focused on a task without waiting for the elusive state of flow. It’s call...

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