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People who are in flow can keep going for a long time without experiencing cognitive fatigue. They report feeling calm and detached from negative emotions.
In a study, volunteers had more sympathetic activity in a state of flow, meaning they were more alert and mentally sharp. They had demonstrably less activity in the amygdala, a brain region involved in emotion-processing.
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To get into flow, find an activity you can do with some effort. The challenge should meet your skillset without making you feel overwhelmed or bored.
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