The Psychology of Flow ✨

11 Jan 2022

When you are at your best, physically, emotionally and psychologically, what does that feel like?

Imagine for a moment that you are competing in your favorite sport. Tunnel focused on your body’s movements, muscular strength, the force of your lungs expanding and contracting, the feel of the ground beneath you, You are living in the moment, utterly absorbed in the present activity. Time seems to fall away. You are tired, but you barely notice.....

-  Enter the state of flow -

"The ego falls away. Time flies. Every action, movement, and thought follows inevitably from the previous one, like playing jazz. Your whole being is involved, and you're using your skills to the utmost," as described by Positive psychologist Mihály Csíkszentmihályi

Flow experiences are often abstract and undefined, showing up when you least expect them in a meditative almost trance-like state. Outside of feeling great, there are many benefits associated with flow:

1) Enhanced Emotional Regulation:

2) A more firm sense of fulfillment & enjoyment

3) Greater Happiness

4) Greater intrinsic motivation:

5) Increased engagement:

6) Improved performance:

7) Learning and skill development:

8) More Creativity

Neuroscience of Flow

- Research has found that there are changes in brain activity during flow states. Other research suggests that there is also an increase in activity of dopamine (a brain chemical involved in pleasure and motivation) when people are experiencing flow.

I encourage you to venture out, explore, find your passion, lose yourself in the process and flow til your hearts fulfilled


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