Flow State: What It Is and How to Achieve It - Deepstash
Flow State: What It Is and How to Achieve It

Flow State: What It Is and How to Achieve It

Curated from: huffpost.com

Ideas, facts & insights covering these topics:

4 ideas

·

3.23K reads

8

Explore the World's Best Ideas

Join today and uncover 100+ curated journeys from 50+ topics. Unlock access to our mobile app with extensive features.

The Flow State

The Flow State

Is an optimal state of consciousness where we feel and perform our best. It happens when we are completely involved in an activity for its own sake. The ego falls away. Time flies. Your whole being is involved, and you’re using your skills to the utmost.

486

1.04K reads

Factors that often accompany the flow state

  1. Having clear goals about what you want to achieve
  2. Concentration and focus
  3. Participating in an intrinsically rewarding activity
  4. Losing feelings of self-consciousness
  5. Losing track of time passing
  6. Being able to immediately judge your own progress; instant feedback on your performance
  7. Knowing that your skills align with the goals of the task
  8. Feeling control over the situation and the outcome
  9. Lack of awareness of physical needs
  10. Complete focus on the activity itself

564

880 reads

Mihaly Csíkszentmihályi

 “Flow also happens when a person’s skills are fully involved in overcoming a challenge that is just about manageable, so it acts as a magnet for learning new skills and increasing challenges. If challenges are too low, one gets back to flow by increasing them. If challenges are too great, one can return to the flow state by learning new skills.”

MIHALY CSÍKSZENTMIHÁLYI

344

609 reads

Benefits of the Flow state

Benefits of the Flow state

Those who experience the flow state report higher levels of productivity, creativity, and happiness for up to 3 days after it. 

Pushing ourselves just outside our comfort zone, stretching to accomplish a set goal and working toward that goal with focus, determination, and little distraction expands our minds and teaches us creative and innovative-skills that increase the quality of our work and life.

362

705 reads

IDEAS CURATED BY

weston_ga

"I think the next best thing to solving a problem is finding some humor in it." -Frank Howard Clark

Weston A.'s ideas are part of this journey:

Persuasive storytelling

Learn more about personaldevelopment with this collection

How to use storytelling to influence and persuade

How to create a compelling narrative

How to structure your story for maximum impact

Related collections

Read & Learn

20x Faster

without
deepstash

with
deepstash

with

deepstash

Personalized microlearning

100+ Learning Journeys

Access to 200,000+ ideas

Access to the mobile app

Unlimited idea saving

Unlimited history

Unlimited listening to ideas

Downloading & offline access

Supercharge your mind with one idea per day

Enter your email and spend 1 minute every day to learn something new.

Email

I agree to receive email updates