Today we are continuing on from last week’s theme of ‘purpose’ by focussing on strengths – something that can be really helpful for finding our purpose and fuelling motivation.
The things we are good at, are often activities that put us into a state called ‘flow’. This is when our skills perfectly meet the challenge of an activity, resulting in complete immersion in what we are doing. Have you ever been immersed in an activity, so much so that you’ve lost track of time? That’s what we call flow. In this state, the front part of your brain – the part responsible for worry – experiences a decrease in activity, enabling optimised function for the rest of your brain and in turn, more creativity.
So today, let’s find our flow.
“The happiest people spend much time in a state of flow – the state in which people are so involved in an activity that nothing else seems to matter; the experience itself is so enjoyable that people will do it even at great cost, for the sheer sake of doing it.”
– Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi