Your ability to achieve a lasting flow state hinges upon your energy and health.
The four types of rest necessary for creative flow are:
- Mental rest - Meditation, reading fiction and things unrelated to your work.
- Social rest - Using social connectedness to relax.
- Spiritual rest - Going to a place of worship, or just taking time to think about the big questions in life.
- Physical rest - Getting horizontal or taking a bath. Exercising can count as rest if you normally sit down all day.