“The best moments in our lives are not the passive, receptive, relaxing times . . . The best moments usually occur if a person’s body or mind is stretched to its limits in a voluntary effort to accomplish something difficult and worthwhile.”
State of Flow
Are you bored easily? Or do you give up immediately after something irritates or frustrates you?
There might be a chance that You are not the problem. It’s not that you are under or over-qualified. It’s just that you are not able to achieve the state of flow.
You might have experienced the state of being in aflow, that time when you got fully immersed doing an activity, and your focus levels were so high that you lost sense of your surroundings. The concept of time vanished, and you were “in the zone” as most people would refer to it.
It might have happened because you were doing something you really enjoyed, or you got so involved that you did not care about anything else.
What is the state of flow?
It is a concept of positive psychology that means to be immersed deeply in an activity with profound concentration, losing a sense of your surroundings to achieve maximum productivity.
It is a way of complete and total immersion in a task that you enjoy doing, leading to losing track of time, food, or ego, as described by the Positive Psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
The key to achieving the state of flow lies in deep and concentrated work for a brief period. But how to do that?