flow state

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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This latest venture is all about creativity and the "flow state."
"When you play, you get into stretches like this, you get into some sort of flow, that flow state or in the zone or whatever anyone wants to call it," said McIlroy.
Turning to the universal source of all knowledge (according to my students!), Wikipedia defines flow as "In positive psychology, a flow state, also known colloquially as being in the 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.
I was locked in a deep flow state the entire time, equally focused on the end goal, while allowing my mind to recount the profound lessons of this journey," O'Brady said.
This is where the term 'flow state' comes from-instead of having that inner critic judging everything that is happening around you, your conscious mind is quiet and there is more connection ('flow') with your subconscious mind.
I used a basic prompt that Csikszentmihalyi used in some of his research, which included three quotes that described the flow state. I then asked the respondents: 1) Have you ever experienced this feeling while working in your area of technical theatre?
When the right set of challenges meets the right set of skills, the product of the flow state becomes the creative synthesis of our modern world.
However, few studies dedicated to develop methods for the analysis of network traffic flow states, such as the network traffic flow state identification and state evolution pattern recognition.
Hence, we consider it of interest to study the consciousness of the flow state as a different variable from the flow state.
For example, in sport and exercise, Stavrou, Jackson, Zervas, and Karterliotis (2007) found that athletes who reported lower ratings on the Flow State Scale (FSS) also reported higher levels of anxiety and less relaxation during competition.
"Fearless Writing" shows how to: Find and enter a Flow state in which writing is a natural, deeply satisfying process; Quiet both internal and external critics and embrace the inherent value in your work; Use love, emotional engagement, and curiosity as the guiding principles for what you write and how you share it with others; Overcome rejection, procrastination, and other obstacles that stifle literary creativity.
A flow state refers to an optimal experience that people report when they are completely involved in something to the point of forgetting time, fatigue, and everything else but the activity itself (Csikszentmihalyi, Abuhamdeh, & Nakamura, 2005).