We have those times where we just can’t seem to catch a break. Nothing went right and there were so many obstacles and so little time. And we also have the times where we just have the midas touch and accomplished SO much. I wonder what would happen if we always had that…flow in life?
That flow is a mental state where you have no ego and you are immersed in the activity at hand. You have no thought of self, you are just doing the task.
This is when you are “in the zone”, you loose sense of consciousness, and you are a master of you skill.
“According to Csíkszentmihályi, there are ten factors that accompany the experience of flow. While many of these components may be present, it is not necessary to experience all of them for flow to occur:
Clear goals that, while challenging, are still attainable.
Strong concentration and focused attention.
The activity is intrinsically rewarding.
Feelings of serenity; a loss of feelings of self-consciousness.
Timelessness; a distorted sense of time; feeling so focused on the present that you lose track of time passing.
Knowing that the task is doable; a balance between skill level and the challenge presented.
Feelings of personal control over the situation and the outcome.
Lack of awareness of physical needs.
Complete focus on the activity itself.”
When you become engaged in an activity and learn to be the master of it, or even when you are doing something you really love, you will experience flow.
Was there ever a time when you experienced flow in your life? Please share, comment, and subscribe.
Credit – Author: Kendra Cherry http://psychology.about.com/od/PositivePsychology/a/flow.htm
Photo- "Ocean Current" http://currygirl.wordpress.com/2012/06/21/art-ocean-current/