#Flowsophy pertains to a flow state of mind or going with the flow, and how you can imbibe it.
Have you ever felt completely immersed in a task? Then you must have experienced a mental state that psychologists refer to as the ‘flow state’.
But what is this ‘flow state’?
In positive psychology, a flow state of mind is known as being in the zone. It is a particular mental state in which a person performing some activity is completely involved with absolute attention and enjoying the whole process of the task.
For a moment, just imagine that you are running a race, and are focused on the movements of your limbs, the power of your body muscles, the force of your lungs, and the feel of the ground beneath your feet. You are living in the moment and entirely absorbed in the present activity. Time seems to fall away and you hardly realise that you are tired.
You must have heard the term ‘positive psychology on TV, radio, or even in some magazines. To understand the ‘flow state of mind’ more clearly, you have to have some idea about what is ‘positive psychology’. To put it in simple words, ‘positive psychology’ is a scientific study to make our lives more meaningful and worth living. It is more of a systematic approach to studying human thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, with a stress on strengths instead of weaknesses. It mainly deals with the positive aspects of human life, such as happiness, well-being, healthy living, etc.
Positive psychology shares a correlation with ‘being in the zone’ which means being fully engrossed in the present moment and directing the maximum of your energy towards the same. If you are focused on any activity and are enjoying the process of that task – be it physical, emotional, psychological, or spiritual – you will be considered in a flow state of mind.
Though these experiences can occur in different ways for different people, a flow state of mind can help create a balance in our lives in a wholesome and abundant way.
So, are you wondering how you can attain this flow state of mind?
You may experience being in this state while being engaged in a sport like skiing, tennis, soccer, or any other activity like dancing or running or reading or cooking. On the other hand, some may experience flow while drawing or painting, or writing. In a nutshell, these flow moments can happen whenever people are engaged in an activity that they enjoy.
You would be surprised to know that #Flowsophy can help you manage all the ambiguities you may face in your everyday life in a mindful, calm, and experiential manner. Along with this, if you choose to practice Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), do mindfulness exercises, or some breathing exercises regularly, you will be more likely to develop an optimistic attitude towards life which in turn will help you solve your problems better and look at them through a more logical and positive lens.
How can Neuphony help?
However, it is not that easy to be entirely focused on an activity for a long time without being distracted. So, if you want to imbibe #Flowsophy, Neuphony can help you train your brain to manage all the daily disruptions in a better way, so that you become more efficient and can concentrate exclusively on the present moment without being distracted. Neuphony’s brain wave analysis tracks when your mind is being distracted during your meditative practice and uses music to help you get back to your point of concentration.
Along with this, the app also suggests the ideal meditation for you, according to your goals. This can help individuals move forward at the pace that they are comfortable at and hence identify the mindful and balanced flow state of mind that is unique to them.
Some examples of flow state:
Flow in the workplace – You can achieve your #Flowsophy at your workplace when you will be able to engage entirely on the project at hand. For example, a writer may experience his #Flowsophy while working on a novel or a fashion designer may attain his #Flowsophy while creating a new design.
Flow in the sport – A sportsman can achieve his #Flowsophy when he is enjoying the game and is fully engrossed in the game.