So far, this month I have shared with you my “6 Steps to get Into the Zone”, which is important if you want to get busy and get stuff done. I also shared “Staying in the Flow – The To- Do- List” which is a great tool you can use right now to make sure you aren’t just busy…you are productive! Now, let’s talk about what’s required to create the right conditions for the flow.
When you need to get things done do you find yourself struggling to accomplish what you set out to do? Perhaps you find yourself doubting your ability or being constantly distracted from the task at hand. You can learn how to improve your chances of success and increased productivity by creating the right conditions.
It is essential that you create conditions that will allow you to harness the power of the flow state. This in turn will enable you to work smarter and faster, allowing you to achieve your goals and complete tasks.
The following are three essential conditions that are required to enable you to get into the flow state.
Structure & Direction
Structure and Direction. Whatever activity you need to undertake must have clear goals. It also needs to provide progress in your acquisition of skills and knowledge as well as help you move forward in achieving your goal. By making sure this is in place then you will know what to do and why.
Immediate Feedback. Whatever you are doing it must provide you with both clear and immediate feedback. The flow state can only be maintained by your ability to monitor and respond to the changing requirements as you progress. By adapting your performance you remain in the flow state.
It’s essential that there is a balance between your skills and the challenge(s) of the task. Flow is only maintained when you are not doubting yourself and your abilities, bored or anxious. The correct level of challenge will ensure that you are motivated to complete it and feel positive while doing so. It also requires you to remain in a state of non-self-awareness where you are not thinking about yourself and your abilities or actions. You get caught up in the activity and lose track of both yourself and time. Your self-confidence in your ability to complete the task is crucial to its completion and your success.
By harnessing the power of these three conditions you will be able to increase your productivity with ease. You’ll find that time passes without you noticing and you will feel a sense of achievement and growing self-confidence. In addition you’ll benefit from the fact that your knowledge and skills have increased and you are completing tasks and achieving goals. Harnessing the power of the flow state is a powerful tool that can help you achieve success in your personal and professional life.
Now that you’ve understand what it takes to get you in the “Flow Life”, want to keep it going? Do you want to kick procrastination to the curb? Do you want more tools that you can actually use to keep you in the flow? Are you ready to increase productivity and learn how to live a healthy balanced life and actually get stuff done? Join others just like you seeking reclaim time to live and enjoy your life! Pick up your free report, “My Life Mastery Secrets: 5 Steps to Living the Life You Want”, when you join the community. Let’s Slay the Time Dragon!
Beverly Jones-Durr is known as the “Clarity Ninja and Mindset Shifter” because she teaches clients, consultants and other service professionals how to eliminate the fog, remove the clutter and shift their focus to their purposeful and intentional path so they can slay the Time Dragon and get stuff done. She is the creator of Sistahs Unlimited, a program that helps women to develop their authentic selves and create a positive and powerful mindset while creating action plans that are both attainable and measureable to ensure a healthy balance of work and life guilt-free.