There are four stages to the flow cycle and the last one, recovery, is often the hardest for people to achieve in our non-stop lives, we rarely get enough sleep, let alone taking the time to actively recover.
5 tips for finding flow: a high performance user's guide for the new year steven kotler contributor i opinions expressed by forbes contributors are their own. Finding a goal flow is a source of mental energy in that it focuses attention and motivates action like other forms of energy, it can be used for constructive or destructive purposes teenagers arrested for vandalism or robbery often have no other motivation than the excitement they experience stealing a car or breaking into a house. Finding flow is a more engaging and practical view of the ideas csikzentmihalyi introduces in flow: the psychology of optimal experience definitely treading the fine line between good general psychology book and self-help.
The idea of flow is popular in the online productivity, life-hacking blogosphere being in a state of flow is when you’re fully immersed in a specific task with a seemingly inexhaustible amount of focus.
One theory is that the temporary inactivation of the prefrontal cortex that neuro-scientists observe during states of flow could be why we feel time distort and why our chattering inner critic dozes off. Flow is the creative space we give ourselves to just be, to just “flow” with ideas, whims, or activities without a deadline it’s the time we pull our pendulum back and come into balance.
Finding flow reviews the book 'finding flow,' by mihaly csikszentmihalyi by:mihaly csikszentmihalyi we all are capable of reaching that stateof effortless concentration and enjoyment called flow here, the man who literally wrote the book on flow presents his most lucid account yet of how to experience this blissful state. There is no hope in the past there is no solution to be found in the present nor will we be better off by jumping ahead into an imaginary future the only path to finding out what life is about is a patient, slow attempt to make sense of the realities of the past and the possibilities of the future as they can be understood in the present.