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From Omar's Desk: Flow

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Flow 101:

1. Complete Concentration: Engage fully in the task at hand. Avoid multitasking. Deep focus leads to deep enjoyment.

2. Clear Goals: Have a clear understanding of your desired outcomes. Goals guide your actions and give a sense of direction.

3. Immediate Feedback: Regularly check your progress. Immediate feedback helps adjust your actions and enhances learning.

4. Balance of Skill and Challenge: Choose activities that align with your skill level but still pose a challenge. A balance between skill and challenge keeps you in the 'Flow'.

5. Effortless Involvement: Engage in activities that absorb you completely, creating a sense of timelessness.

6. Control over Actions: Maintain a feeling of control over your actions. Autonomy supports intrinsic motivation and flow.

7. Loss of Self-Consciousness: Let go of the concern for self during the activity. Focus on the task, not on how you appear.

8. Transformation of Time: Enjoy the time distortion that happens in the state of 'Flow'. Hours may pass like minutes.

These tips are courtesy of the book "Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience" by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, shared by Omar's Desk. Apply these principles to elevate your everyday experiences, fueling your personal and career growth.

P.S: Ever found yourself so engrossed in an activity that you lost track of time? That's 'Flow' in action.

P.P.S: I experienced Flow while writing this post!


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