Friday, May 16, 2014

Live Your Life In Flow

Flow is...when we immerse ourselves so deeply into what we are doing that we become a part of it. Your focus is sharp and intense, your energy soars along with your confidence, and time becomes non-existent. This all-encompassing experience (scientifically referred to as an autotelic experience) describes what "flow" is all about.
The author of the flow concept, renowned psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, says the key to achieving flow is to be interested and absorbed in what you are doing. Unfortunately, most people don't maintain a high level of interest, nor remain fully absorbed in their daily activities because they are not intrinsically motivated to do them. As a result, flow is only experienced by the majority in moments.
Whether we teach, manage, build, create, or play drums, our goal should be to spend more time engaged in the activities that put us in our flow. Doing so, according to leaders of the positive psychology movement, is the key to unlocking the door to greater life fulfillment.

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