The Concept of Flow
The concept of the flow experience is used to understand the feelings people are actually experiencing while working toward their goals. Flow is experienced as intense enjoyment while a person becomes so immersed in an activity that they are not aware of time passing by or physical discomforts. Contemplation of the feelings experienced would actually interrupt flow. The feelings are so enjoyable to some they may seem addictive. While the flow experience is rare for many individuals, it may occur more frequently for individuals with certain personality traits. In addition, intelligence of the individual is also a factor that can be associated with flow. By understanding the concept of flow and how it can be utilized, it is possible help individuals to increase opportunity to experience flow and achieve goals.
Taken from a paper written by Charlotte M. Test (The Concept of Flow, 2012).
Do you have difficulties meeting your goals and getting into your Flow? Part of the Coaching effort is in determining why this is and what needs to be done so that you can make the changes to improve your well-being.
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