Seek to find your ‘flow’ state… in both work and life.

Now when I say ‘find your flow’ I do not mean your best dance moves at the family wedding (although that could be the way you achieve yours)… but instead the Psychological concept of ‘Flow.’

Flow is said to be the state of being so absorbed in an activity that all other concerns fall away (so yes dancing at the family wedding could well achieve this!)

However, we should be aiming to achieve this state as often as possible in our day to day and work lives, because in doing so we are going to be living a more joyous life.

I experience the flow state with writing… I can lose hours writing without even realizing, as the concept of time just seems to diminish. It is a joyous experience.

Is there any activity that does this for you? – If so, do more of it!

If this is a hobby in life, you must start prioritizing time to do this more.

When it comes to work, it also makes sense to try and do something which helps us achieve ‘flow state’ more often, which is the reason we are seeking to monetize Joe Bloggs.

This is worlds apart from some of my previous days working in an office, whereby, I would spend copious amounts of time staring at the clock, praying for it to hit 5 o clock so I could get myself home. It was like watching paint dry.

This is the reason I believe so strongly in finding something you care about because the opposite is fucking soul destroying.

In the book the ‘168 hours’ by Laura Vanderkam she explains that if you don’t currently experience flow at work, spend some time reflecting on whether you experience it at other times.

What are you doing in those moments? Can you think of a job that would involve similar activities?

She claims a job that incorporates these will draw on your core competencies, which means you can start transforming your work life from a means of solely making money into an experience you love.

Next time you find yourself staring at the clock or wishing your time away, start asking yourself better questions and mapping your way out!

When it comes to life in general…

What are you doing in life when you experience these feelings!?  DO MORE OF THEM!

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