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Eliminate External Distractions

Eliminate External Distractions

It’s been proven by research that in order to reach flow state, you must eliminate all external distractions. Every time you get pulled out of your focus, you’ll be taken further away from flow state. Only when you can focus with undivided attention for around 10–15 minutes, you can get into flow state.

Therefore, it’s critical that you put your phone away and disable all alerts and notifications, close all social media tabs, remove all unnecessary files and objects from your workspace, and preferably go to a quiet environment.

This will protect you and allow you to enter a state of hyperfocus.

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Flow is being completely involved in an activity for its own sake. The ego falls away. Time flies. Every action, movement, and thought follows inevitably from the previous one, like playing jazz.

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Work At Your Biological Peak Time

Work At Your Biological Peak Time

Getting into flow state is hard if you are low on energy. You need to have the willpower to focus on just one thing and not get distracted along the way. Tapping into your willpower and attention is energy draining, so you need to do it when your mind is sharp and energized.

If you try to g...

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Pick A Challenging Task

Pick A Challenging Task

If you want to reach flow state, the task that you’re working on must be challenging enough for your brain to be fully engaged, but not too challenging as this will lead to anger and stress.

If a task is too easy, you’ll be bored quickly and your mind is likely to wander, so you won’t reach...

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Eliminate Internal Distractions

Eliminate Internal Distractions

Besides eliminating external distractions, you also need to eliminate internal distractions if you want to reach flow state. 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...

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Listen To The Right Kind Of Music

Listen To The Right Kind Of Music

Music can help you become highly focused and, therefore, highly productive. Especially when you listen to music on repeat.

Listening to music with your earbuds in helps you to block external distractions such as any chatter. Furthermore, it helps to keep internal distractions at a minimum.

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Create A Mental Cue

Create A Mental Cue

The last method is to create a mental cue for yourself to enter flow state. In other words, do something special each time before you go into flow state. Whether it’s repeating a special sentence or affirmation, taking a few deep breaths or anything else — do that same thing each time you want to...

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What Is A 'Flow State?

What Is A 'Flow State?

Flow state are usually described as the state where you will engage in an activity and simply lose track of time...and when it seems as if there is nothing else on this planet besides you and your activity.

The flow state is a very powerful state of mind and whilst in it, it will seem as if...

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17 | Just have a thirst for knowledge

Caught myself in this state and decided to do some research and share it with you all...enjoy!

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  • Use Headphones: Coworkers will think you can’t hear them and the barrier to interrupt you is much higher
  • Work Remotely: start by asking for a half-day, preferably mornings
  • Email: treat email as a to-do and schedule it in your calendar twice per day

Eliminate, to gain focus

We accumulate so much unnecessary baggage throughout the years that we consistently need to eliminate: Ideas, Projects, Work, Objects and so forth. If you find yourself struggling to focus, try this strategy: Make your life so simple that it’s a breeze to live

Constant multitasking

Multitasking is a proven method for getting little done. It wastes time by slowing your progress down on every individual task.

  • On your computer, fill every pixel of space with as many windows and tabs, all related to different tasks. Then switch between those tabs a...

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