How Do I Achieve Flow?
by: Cristina Ramirez
Many people strive to find “flow”. I want to encourage you “In positive psychology, flow, also known as zone, is the mental state of operation in which a person performing an activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and enjoyment in the process of the activity. In essence, flow is characterized by complete absorption in what one does.” One of the main components of flow is achieving a mindfulness of your activity and having full concentration. I understand that sometimes this can be a little rough, but it’s proven that if you take some time to achieve flow, you’re more likely to become more relaxed and happier! Trying to take some time during the week, (maybe 1-2 hours) to do something that helps you relax can make this Spring a lot of fun!
Here are some tips to achieve Flow:
1.) Choose something you really love to do: If you find something love to do, you will completely indulge yourself, and that’s the idea! The idea is to also help you relax and not dread your activity!
2.) Challenge yourself: But not to the point where you don’t want to do it The idea is to be able to complete it with full concentration and enjoyment.
3.) No Distractions! (Things like Twitter, Facebook!) Being clear away from ocial media will help you relax!
4.) Practice, practice, practice! If you practice, you will only get better.
5.) And last, but not least, ENJOY YOURSELF.