Harness the science of 'Flow' in your everyday life!
So many of you have mentioned that this lockdown 5.0 in particular is MUNDANE!
This can leave us feeling lazy, lethargic and especially BORED. To be honest, if that's you, I get it!
While I wouldn’t go as far as to say that lockdown 1.0 was exciting, what it did provide was a challenge... In particular, a challenge that had not yet been experienced or explored. So why is this round of stay at home orders so tiresome? Because we’re good at it; we know what we’re doing and we’re OFF IT.
We’ve lost the connection to that sweet spot, where challenge meets our skill level and all sense of time seems to dissipate. Call it the runner's high, being in the zone or the flow state - these euphoric moments of pure presence are not likely to be attained when we are suffering from brain fog, anxiety or boredom.
So to make life a little more satisfying, here’s how you can harness the science of ‘FLOW’ in your everyday life:
Step 1. Set your intention:
Is there a way you could shift your mindset to become more autotelic by creating challenge or interest around your daily tasks? This may assist you in transforming typically mundane tasks into an opportunity for growth.
Step 2. Feed your body, mind & soul:
Everything we feed ourselves has a residual output. By being mindful of what we consume (both literally and figuratively) we coconsciously enhance our skillset and cultivate a positive outlook on life - allowing us to feel like we are thriving.
Step 3. Enjoy the flow state!
Get around whatever you are choosing to spend your time doing and dig it! Whether it be at work or in play, most people could find something boring about a lot of life's activities. Enter the world of mindfulness; it is our ability to be present and experience fully what that activity or moment has to offer us, that will spark our curiosity and trigger interest.
“Flow is important both because if makes the present instant more enjoyable, and because it builds the self-confidence that allows us to develop skills and make significant contributions to humankind.” - Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
If you would like to invite mindfulness into your workplace, head to www.peachesyoga.com.au for more details.
I facilitate yoga & meditation classes for those people or businesses who know the benefits and want to take ownership of their wellbeing.
Katie Pietsch xx