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Strategically Consume Caffeine

Strategically Consume Caffeine

If you consume up to 200 milligrams of caffeine (about 2 cups of coffee), it has been proven that you can

  • Focus more intensely.
  • Work for longer without giving up.
  • Have a better short-term memory.

All of this will help you in reaching flow state.

Preferably, don’t drink coffee more than 2 cups per day and don’t consume after 17:00, as this will impact the quality of your sleep.


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Create A Mental Cue

Create A Mental Cue

Do something special each time before you sit down to go into flow state.

Whether it’s repeating a special sentence or affirmation, taking a few deep breaths or anything else — do that same exact thing each time you want to get into flow state. Over time, this will...


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The Flow State

The Flow State

Flow state is a very powerful state of mind where you are extremely productive and also feel great.

You don’t have to force yourself to work hard. Rather, it seems to go automatically. It seems as if you are ‘flowing’ through your work.

An example is a ...


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Eliminate Internal Distractions

Eliminate Internal Distractions

Whenever you experience stress or have too much on your mind, it’ll be incredibly hard to keep your mind focused on your task at hand — and therefore it’ll be impossible to reach flow state.

  • Give morning and evening journaling a try.
  • Meditate for at least 10 minutes each day.


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Stay Hydrated

Stay Hydrated

Drinking enough water makes sure the energy production of the brain is functioning well.

While not drinking enough leads to lower energy production, leaving you to feel foggy, fatigued and not sharp. All of which leads to heavily decreased productivity levels and make it ha...


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Eliminate All External Distractions

Eliminate All External Distractions

You can get into flow state only when you can focus with undivided attention for at least 10–15 minutes.

Whenever you get distracted it takes on average 25 minutes to gain back your full attention on the task at hand. This is because of something called ‘attention resid...


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Work At Your BPT (Biological Prime Time)

Work At Your BPT (Biological Prime Time)

Getting into flow state is hard if you are low on energy.

Your 'Biological Prime Time' is the time of the day when you have the most energy, and therefore the greatest potential to be productive. To


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Listen To (The Right Kind Of) Music

Listen To (The Right Kind Of) Music

Music can actually help you become highly focused and, therefore, highly productive.

Especially when you listen to music on repeat (or repetitive type music such as techno, classical music or trance) it’ll be easier to reach a state of flow.


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Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

“The best moments in our lives are not the passive, receptive, relaxing times… The best moments usually occur if a person’s body or mind is stretched to its limits in a voluntary effort to accomplish something difficult and worthwhile.”



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Balance Challenge & Skills

Balance Challenge & Skills

Flow state can only be achieved when an activity is

  • Challenging enough to keep your brain interested.
  • You’re skilled enough to tackle the challenge without it being too difficult.


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Work On One Very Specific Task

Work On One Very Specific Task

When it isn’t fully clear about what exactly you’re going to work on, it’ll be highly unlikely that you reach flow state.

Therefore be very clear about what exactly you’re going to work on.


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Have A Clear Outcome or Goal

Have A Clear Outcome or Goal

Whenever you lack clarity about what you want to accomplish, your brain will struggle to get into optimum concentration. Therefore, clearly set out what you’d like to accomplish to avoid this mental hurdle.

Procrastination loves it when this lack of clarity exists, as it’ll...


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Tracking your caffeine intake

Tracking your caffeine intake

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#10: Avoid lots of sugar & caffeine

#10: Avoid lots of sugar & caffeine

Consuming lots of caffeine impacts on your sleep quality and consequently on your energy level. 

Try to limit your coffee assumption to about 1 or 2 cups of coffee per day.

When you need an anergy boost, don't drink coffee. Instead practice the tips above. 

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