[Flow means] being completely involved in an activity for its own sake. The ego falls away. Time flies. Every action, movement, and thought follows inevitably from the previous one, like playing jazz. --Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

9 Steps to Achieving Flow (and Happiness) at Work

9 Steps to Achieving Flow (and Happiness) at Work

Apr 30, 2012-- Have you ever lost yourself in your work, so much so that you lost track of time? Being consumed by a task like that, while it can be rare for most people, is a state of being called Flow. In my experience, it's one of the keys to happiness at work, and a nice side benefit is that it not only reduces stress but increases your productivity. So how do you achieve this mystical state of being? Do you need to meditate or chant anything? No, you don't (although meditation can improve your ability to concentrate). And Flow is anything but mystical -- it's very practical, and achieving it isn't mysterious. It can take practice, but you'll get better at it. Here are the key steps to achieving and benefiting from Flow:" Leo Babauta shares further. (27916 reads)

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