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An event at the end of your shift encourages you to reconsider how much time you have. When time is limited, procrastination is not an option. Make a date on your calendar to give yourself inspiration and a sense of urgency to finish.
Humans love treats. Reward yourself for completing your task. Know what it is ahead of time. Make a commitment to it. Then remind yourself you won't get the reward until you finish the job. When you're working, visualise the reward.
Getting into a flow state is the secret to unlocking the best work of your life. Everybody knows that by now.
I’ve used flow states to write consistently for the past 7 years. Without this higher state of consciousness, I’d be stuck back in 2014 trying to get over my fear of what other people thought about my writing. Flow states mean I simply don’t give a damn anymore about any of that.
The problem is this: getting into a flow state.
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%.
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 hard, it will become frustrating too easy and you'll be bored.
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