flow state


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flow state

An altered state of consciousness in which the mind functions at its peak, time may seem distorted, and a sense of happiness prevails. In such a state the individual feels truly alive and fully attentive to what is being done. This state is distinguished from strained attention, in which the person forces himself to perform a task in which he has little interest.
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Flow State Media, an angel-backed gaming company whose founders worked on some of the biggest franchises in gaming such as Call of Duty, Zynga Poker, FarmVille, and Midnight Club, today announced that Letter UP mobile app is now available on Android phones and tablets.
Even if you are aware of your effort, because of your level of confidence and your sense of control of what you're doing, you don't perceive it the same way," said Jackson, who has worked with elite athletes and been part of the psychology of performance enhancement after acquiring a PhD degree on flow state in the early 1990s.
He argues that leaders need to be in a state of coherence, or a flow state of maximum efficiency and effectiveness in which the body and mind are one.
People should try to find their flow state, as even if they hate their job, they probably have found some tasks that help them to lose track of time, which helps it pass faster.
A flow state is the opposite of over thinking; you are "in the zone" and things seem almost effortless as you proceed feeling exactly matched to the task.
July 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Caspian, the leading supplier of high-performance flow state solutions for the telecommunications industry, today announced that it has named David (Dave) Robison as senior vice president of worldwide sales and support.
With one of the authors being a piano teacher, we also were interested in exploring how characteristics associated with the flow state can be identified.
The development of this skill begins with breathing, visualization, focus, and then entering your flow state, or zone.
Those who seek to maximize their sports performance understand that the breath is the first indication whether an athlete is in a peak performance flow state.
The flow state in an EFM is important for the investigation of mixing performances of the EFM.
Moreover, because the flow state is enjoyable, people strive for the experience.
Recent research has examined possible associations between flow state and athletic performance (Jackson, Kimiecik, Ford, & Marsh, 1998; Jackson, 1992, 1993, 1995; Jackson & Roberts, 1992; Stein, Kimiecik, Daniels, & Jackson, 1995).