FOLLOW Achieving Flow Set specific goals, that are aligned to your purpose, passions and values. Focus all your attention to the task in front of you. Enjoy the moment, and do not worry about the result
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FOLLOW Flow is the state of mind ... where we are so immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and enjoyment in the process of the activity that we lose sense of space and time.
It is thought to be t...
Why it’s hard to achieve flow in your workplace The processes, policies, and busy work gets in the way. Most jobs don’t have a clear goal. Feedback can be inadequate. The pace of work has increased, and it’s hard for people to spend time thinking deeply. Your skills aren’t well matched to the challenges you are allowed to pursue. There’s a lack of control over interruptions or when and how you work. The job doesn’t push you out of your comfort zone. Take more risks
... to push your mind beyond its comfort zone. Flow happens when we get a bit out of our comfort zone.
Too much, and you get anxious; Too little and you get bored. You need to know your physical or emotional limitations and consciously push past them. FOLLOW Finding Flow: 5 Steps to Get in the Zone and Be More Productive
Ever had a moment-perhaps while writing, designing, or working through a complex problem-where you're so focused on a task that the world around you disappears and you're perfectly focused? It feels like you're on autopilot. Nothing can go wrong. Work comes naturally with no friction...
Requirements To Enter Flow
To enter flow, you need appropriated
self-control, environmental conditions, skills, task and rewards. Besides that, you must know what you’re doing, be able to see whether or not you’re ... Mihaly Csíkszentmihályi
"In the flow-like state, we exercise control over the contents of our consciousness rather than allowing ourselves to be passively determined by external forces."
Self control to trigger a state of Flow
To get into a state of flow more often, we need to be able to
increase our level of control over our consciousness: Find standards to determine whether any action you’re going to take is desirable towards getting into a state of flow. Self-control and flow depend on immediate feedback; find ways to constantly monitor your performance and adjust as you continue. Be wary of your mental energy. Define your work schedule to account for the variations in mental strength throughout the day. FOLLOW Bored with Your Job? The Recipe for Enjoying Your Work | Scott H Young
Endlessly boring meetings. Frustrating clients. Work that seems to pile up endlessly and never get done. There's plenty of reasons to dislike work, but the state of stressful, near-constant distraction tops the list for many. Compare that to the state of flow, described by psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi.
The State of Flow Being in flow means focusing your complete attention on the task in front of you. It is an underrated aspect of our happiness at work. Flow requires simplicity: if a task is too... Make Frustrating Tasks Easier
Work tasks are rarely chosen by you, so they rarely have optimal difficulty. To make them more likely to produce flow:
Slow down on your work and let go of the expectations you have related to your tasks. Complex tasks can seem very overwhelming and frustrating. So break them up into more manageable sub-tasks. Lower your standards temporarily to get the faucet running. Perfectionism will not help you in this case. Make Boring Tasks More Interesting
You tend to start daydreaming spontaneously when you don’t have something harder to do. To make boring tasks more engaging:
Up your game. Even a slight increase in standards is often enough to make your focus sharper. Measure your performance, keep track of it as you go and make the stakes higher for whatever you’re doing. Do it differently. If you change up your explicit strategy, removing the ability to do it by rote, you can increase engagement. Deepstash is better on the app. Discover new ideas and get inspired daily. GET THE APP SIGN IN