FOLLOW The Flow State
Flow is the mental
state 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.
The moment you recognize being in flow, its blissful sensation begins to dissolve and the world, complete with its distractions, comes rushing back into our heads.
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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 What's the flow state about?
Flow only happens when you've got the right level of skill for a task with the right level of challenge. Specifically, Csíkszentmihályi identified three components necessary to enter the flow state: The activity must have a clear set of goals and progress, which adds direction and structure to the task.
To enter the flow state An activity must have a clear set of goals and progress. A task must have clear and immediate feedback. There must be a good bal... Tasks that encourage flow These are tasks that tend to have high consequences (e.g., rock climbing or public speaking), clear feedback, and take place in a varied environment. Flow = focusing on the present moment When you are experiencing flow, it seems like the task at hand is almost performing itself.
But there's still a sense of personal control over it, and working on it feels very rewarding.
FOLLOW Flow State: What It Is and How to Achieve It
Imagine the moment before running a race. Deep breaths behind the starting line keep your pounding heart at bay, and every second seems to be an eternity; yet, as soon as the starting gun sounds and your feet hit the track, every thought slides from your mind.
The Flow State
optimal state of consciousness where we feel and perform our best. It happens when we are completely involved in an activity for its own sake. The ego falls away. Time flies. Your whol... Factors that often accompany the flow state Having clear goals about what you want to achieve Concentration and focus Participating in an intrinsically rewarding activity Losing feelings of self-consciousness Losing track of time passing Being able to immediately judge your own progress; instant feedback on your performance Knowing that your skills align with the goals of the task Feeling control over the situation and the outcome Lack of awareness of physical needs Complete focus on the activity itself Mihaly Csíkszentmihályi
nbsp;“Flow also happens when a person’s skills are fully involved in overcoming a challenge that is just about manageable, so it acts as a magnet for learning new skills and increasing challenges. If challenges are too low, one gets back to flow by increasing them. If challenges are too great, one can return to the flow state by learning new skills.
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