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Learn to set goals for your tasks and projects, breaking down any larger ones into smaller, actionable steps. Whether it is setting SMART (ER), PACT, or LASER goals, know the type that helps you and use it for all tasks and projects.
These triggers are either related to task- or job-specific conditions, environmental conditions, or individual conditions. A few triggers include:
· Closed office environment vs. open. A closed office environment helps to block distra...
“The more we can produce flow, the better our performance, the better we feel, and the more value we can produce for ourselves and others.”
Research identified 3 necessary conditions for entering a flow state:
1. Challenge-skill balance
This is a balance between your skills and the challenge of the task. The task should stretch you slightly beyond your current skills, but not so much that you get discoura...
A flow state is not only an enjoyable working experience but it also will improve your productivity.
1. Challenge-Skills Balance.
Take on tasks once you have the necessary background knowledge and/or information, i.e., don’t start writing an article on a topic until you have done the research and understand it. Learn the skills necessary before attempting to complete a tas...
A 10-year study by McKinsey found that if we could increase the time we spend in flow by 15-20%, overall workplace productivity would almost double.
· A state where your complete attention is on the task at hand, so much so that time is distorted—either slowing ...
By ensuring that the flow precursors are present, you can enter a flow state on demand. And if you also use flow triggers, it is possible to not only enter flow on demand but also boost the intensity and extend the duration of flow.
· Novelty. Shiny object syndrome is real, and many suffer from it, but that is basically the feeling novelty gives us. We have excitement about new things and want to dive in. This feeling leads to flow.
· Task significance. This is how much you feel the ta...
This is easier for those who have coworkers and managers because you can ask others or refer to performance reviews. But setting up a system for feedback is not impossible for those who work solo. Some things you can do include:
· Develop a self-assessment.
· Seek peer reviews.
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Working in a flow state is an enjoyable experience. You genuinely love what you are doing and your actions just flow!
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