I haven’t written this week because I’ve been too busy writing.
A week ago I got swept up in an idea for a book and I’ve been absorbed ever since.
It’s quite an amazing experience to me.
You know what it feels like when you become so absorbed in an activity that hours might pass by and it only feels like minutes.
Whether you see it in a kid playing video games, an athlete in the zone, or you’ve experienced it for yourself running, swimming, driving, playing golf or doing other things, I’m sure you know this flow experience.
As we’ve covered before, flow, best described in the book, Flow, is considered the peak experience for happiness and performance.
Flow is by far the best state to focus and get things done, to tap into your peak potential, and perhaps most importantly, the peak feeling of being alive.
Many of us have experienced this wondrous feeling of flow, and many people want to know how to best consistently tap into this experience.
Whether I am typing, skiing, running, reading, boxing, doing my stupid-hard SEALFit workouts, or most other things, I am training myself to live inside the flow.
There are a number of rules for the type of tasks in which you are more likely to achieve flow, yet I suggest you train flow the same way you train every other skill—
Choice and practice.
You first decide to fully commit to a task. You choose to eliminate other distractions (like email) and thoughts that cross your mind. And like a runner who might be rickety to begin with, you keep going until you enter flow.
Even just practicing a task in this way for say 30 minutes at a time you quickly train this potent skill.
For those of you who are more serious about training flow, listen to this podcast a handful of times and every chance you get practice Living Inside the House of Flow.