According to John Hopkins neuroscientist Charles Lamb, when in peak performance or flow state...when you are "in the zone" -
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Researches believe most athletic gold medals, world championships, significant progress in the arts, and major scientific breakthroughs come from a flow state.
It's called "flow" because every action and decision leads seamlessly, fluidly to the next.
"It's an efficiency exchange. We're trading energy usually used for higher cognitive functions, for heightened attention and awareness."
In the runner's high or "flow" state where we feel best, perform best & are on a roll with rapid-fire problem-solving:
As Steven Kotler describes the 'The FLOW State' as to where we feel our best and perform our best.
Where we feel Selflessness, Timelessness, Effortlessness, and Richness (of information). It is the only time when our brain releases all five pleasure chemicals at once and we forget about everything and become one with the work.
Flow state increases our productivity by 500% and creativity by 400%.
It has been around for hundreds of years, and yet it is a sidelined subject, not fully understood even by the brightest minds.
It refers to a trance-like state in which there is imagination, extreme suggestibility and relaxation. It is a sort of daydream that makes good use of the power of suggestion.
The word Hypnosis has its roots in ancient Greece and Egypt, and after the Greek God ‘Hypnos’ who was the personification of sleep.
Flow is a state of mind when we are so absorbed in an activity that we lose all track of time and effort.
Flow happens when we are doing an activity that embraces our skillset with several challenges we are able to overcome only by stretching ourselves. And we feel good when we conquer each challenge.
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