In positive psychology, a flow state, also known colloquially as being in the zone, is the mental state in which a person performing some activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and enjoyment in the process of the activity. – Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Ooh! That sounds AMAZING. How do I get there?
Flow requires certain conditions to be present to allow it to happen. Flow states cannot be forced. Even saying that you’re trying to access flow will lock you out of it in the “flow paradox.” To get into flow requires behavior modification and counter-intuitive thinking.
When you set the conditions in your organization and in your life, and remove the flow blockers, you and your entire team can get “in the zone.” In that space, whether in a group or in solitary endeavors, the world around you gets quiet. Distractions fall away. And all of a sudden it’s three hours later and you have created the unimaginable… that is flow.