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Are You in Flow?
Updated: Apr 2, 2020
Have you ever felt fully focused, entirely immersed, and lost track of time doing something you’re good at?
If you do, then you’ve been in flow.
Coined by psychologist Mihály Csíkszentmihályi in 1975, the flow state is defined as the “optimal state of consciousness where we feel our best and perform our best'.”
And it is crucial to creativity.
Do what you love, or learn to love doing
The funny thing about being in flow is that what you do doesn’t really matter.
People have experienced flow washing dishes, doing homework, and taking walks. In a world where we emphasise doing what is meaningful and purposeful, where we (try to) account for each and every minute we spend, this seems like poor advice.