Have you heard of Flow? The highly productive, creative, and happiness filled time when focus on one task overrides everything else. You likely may have heard of this when talking about professional athletes, artists, dancers, and even soldiers in battle.
But flow is designed for you and me in the course of our every day work as well. Working at the intersection of skills and challenge, flow allows us to focus and be fully present to the task at hand. In a nutshell flow is “when a person’s body or mind is stretched to its limits in a voluntary effort to accomplish something difficult or worthwhile.” People are productive, creative, and happiest in these moments. You can experience flow at work, home, or a variety of other places.
This week I’ll be sharing what flow is, why it’s important, and how you can not just experience it, but how you can increase flow experiences in your life. I’ll be reviewing Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s ground breaking book: Flow: The The Psychology of Optimal Experience, as a framework for this episode. This is a great book on a compelling topic, and I hope you’ll join me as I share some thoughts this week!
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Links Mentioned in this episode:
- Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience
- What is Flow in Psychology? Definition and 10+ Activities to Induce Flow
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