[7GM1824] Mindful Monday: How to Enter Flow State for Optimal Performance

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In today's episode of 7 Good Minutes, in our Mindful Monday segment, we learn how to enter a flow state for optimal performance.

Have you ever felt a sense of heightened creativity, focus, and productivity?

Do you wish to maximize your performance in the workplace or even just in everyday life?

That feeling is called a “flow state,” and it is an optimal state of consciousness where you can perform at your peak. Let’s dive into what a flow state really is, how to recognize when you are in a flow state, and how to enter it.

What Is Flow State?

Flow state is a mental state of complete absorption and single-mindedness towards a task. It is characterized by intense concentration, creativity, clarity of thought, and total immersion into whatever activity one may be participating in.

In this hyper-focused state of mind, time seems to stand still as actions become effortless and instinctive rather than deliberate or conscious. Flow states are often linked with peak performance because they allow us to reach our maximum potential for that particular activity.

How Do I Recognize When I'm In Flow State?

When entering the flow state, we experience higher levels of energy and focus. We also tend to lose our sense of self-consciousness as we become so absorbed in the task that our ego fades away.

Other indicators include being completely immersed in the present moment without any distractions from outside sources such as technology or other people.

Additionally, our emotions tend to be more positive during flow states as there is a sense of joy and contentment associated with these moments of heightened performance.

Lastly, once out of the flow state, we tend to look back on the experience with feelings of satisfaction due to having experienced something special beyond our normal level of performance.

How Do I Enter Flow State?

The key to entering a flow state is creating an environment that allows us to focus solely on the task at hand without any distractions or interruptions from external sources such as technology or other people.

To do this, it helps if we have some level of expertise in whatever activity we plan on engaging in so that we can push ourselves further than usual without feeling overwhelmed by the challenge at hand.

Additionally, setting goals for ourselves can help create a sense of purpose which will motivate us further to achieve something meaningful during our session. Lastly, having an open mindset toward learning new skills is important.

Suppose we feel too intimidated by the task. In that case, it will be hard for us to enter a flow state since fear tends to take precedence over anything else whenever we feel unprepared or unsuited for something unfamiliar.

Flow states are powerful tools that can help unlock our full potential when it comes to performing at our best both mentally and physically, whether that be in sports or simply everyday tasks like work or school projects.

Creating an environment conducive to focusing on a task without distractions while setting achievable goals, along with having adequate knowledge about the subject matter, will help put us into the optimal mindset needed for entering flow states, thus allowing us access to higher levels of performance than usual.

So why not give it a try today? You may surprise yourself.

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