Today, we’re delving into the concept of how to find your flow state, inspired by the thought-provoking book “Stolen Focus” by Johann Hari. So, grab a cozy spot and let’s get into it!
Takeaway 1: How to Find Your Flow State Activity
You know that feeling when time slips away, and you’re completely engrossed in an activity? That’s the flow state, my friends. It’s that sweet spot where the challenge of what you’re doing perfectly aligns with your focus. For me, it’s puzzles – I absolutely love 1000-piece or more puzzles that let my brain take a break. But everyone’s flow state activity is different. It could be reading, painting, climbing, or even bouldering. The key is finding what makes your brain switch off and go on a mini-vacation.
Takeaway 2: Give Your Brain a Break
In our daily lives, our brains are bombarded with decisions, information, and endless tasks. The flow state provides a much-needed break, allowing our brains to relax and integrate all that information. Think of it as a massage for your brain without the actual massage. So, it’s not just about resting; it’s about engaging in an activity that feels like an achievement but also allows your mind to unwind. For me, the progress of completing a puzzle gives that sense of accomplishment, even when other areas of life might feel a bit stagnant.
Takeaway 3: Schedule Your Flow State
Now, finding your flow state activity is just the beginning. The real magic happens when you make time for it regularly. Schedule it into your day, whether it’s during lunch, after work, or whenever suits you best. It might feel like you need permission for these seemingly non-productive activities, but trust me, they are essential for your mental well-being. Schedule it, embrace it, and watch how it transforms your mindset and overall balance.
So, what’s your flow state activity? Is it something from your past that deserves a revisit? Share it with me on social media or through email at info@KatieRossler.com. Let’s build a database of flow state activities and inspire each other to find that perfect balance.
I hope you enjoyed today’s episode as much as I enjoyed sharing these insights. If you did, don’t forget to leave a rating and review, and share it with someone who needs a nudge toward discovering their own flow state. Until next time, here’s to finding our balance code!
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