Yes, you can force the Flow State. Here’s how.
- ESD: Beyond the Habit
- Today is a whole lot easier to see as yesterday than as tomorrow.
- Because “Every other day plus weekends is too complicated.”
- If you could practice more, would you?
- You do it even when you don’t want to do.
- You’ll never again say, “Oh well. Another day where I didn’t get it done.”
- This is how you live to be 103 years old.
- Study Every Single Day
- Every Single Day launches on October 17, 2017!
- Yes, you can force the Flow State. Here’s how.
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- Meditation is the single thing that has helped me create Every Single Day for the past 1,698 days in a row.
- How do you know if you’re ready to make “The Leap”?
- This is what happens when you don’t take ESD.
- When you hear about how a person changed her life, it changes your life.
- When you’re a practitioner of Every Single Day, the “how” no longer matters.
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- The gift of the technique comes when we transcend it.
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- The secret about that “big burst of creativity” you’re waiting for.
- It’s probably not a good idea to upload my book to Amazon while I’m in the train. Unless, of course …
- “Every Single Day” is available for pre-order on Amazon
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- 100 Reviews in 30 Days
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- From shame to lame to blame to aim to fame to game
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- The Conundrum of Comfortable
- Every Single Day: Weight Loss
- If you think you need to do more, it might be time to do less.
- Very little stability in my life at the moment. Oh, yes, well, except for that. #creativelystable
- 2019 is going to be different. AKA: the mountain goat.
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.”