Yes, you can force the Flow State. Here’s how.
There’s much mystery and allure about the Flow State. What is it and how can I get me some?
Here’s what Wikipedia says about Flow:
In positive psychology, flow, also known as the zone, is the mental state of operation in which a person performing an activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and enjoyment in the process of the activity. In essence, flow is characterized by complete absorption in what one does. — Wikipedia
I’ve figured out how to get there, on a regular basis. In fact, I get there Every Single Day.
I’ve outlined the process over on my author website, but I’m adding this post here so that it’s a part of the Every Single Day series on this site.
Oh, and get into The Flow.
P.S. Since a part of how I see The Flow is practically delegating “the work” to a higher power, I’m filing this under Delegating. 😉
More on Flow
- (Summary) Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi on The Hasty Reader. “The most important element of entering a flow state is to have clarity of goals. This requires you always have a purpose for whatever it is you are doing.”
- 9 Steps to Achieving Flow (and Happiness) in Your Work by Leo Babauta on Zen Habits. “In my experience, it’s one of the keys to happiness at work, and a nice side benefit is that it not only reduces stress but increases your productivity. Not bad, huh?”
- 7 Simple Ways to Get Into a Flow State When Writing by Dan Scalco on Entrepreneur. “When you need to meet deadlines, there’s no time to deal with writer’s block. Try these seven tactics to get focused, enhance your creativity and become a writing machine.”