Flow

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In terms of blogging, I’ve been in the zone recently.

A flow state, also known colloquially as being in the zone, is the mental state in which a person performing some activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and enjoyment in the process of the activity.

Flow (psychology) – Wikipedia

There are always 30+ drafts in my blog but recently I’ve been taking them and completing them. It’s got to the point now where this is being written over a week before it’s published. I’ve reflected back and can put this down to three things.

Firstly, I’m enjoying the writing and editing again. Forcing myself to write means I get bad stuff out and the good stuff follows. Writing more means I’m crafting more (in my view) good stuff.

I’ve a new engagement and am working with a supplier, helping them think creatively about their product and market. This is encouraging me to think imaginatively about problems and a natural output from critical thinking is words and outlier thoughts that don’t fit the work but are still useful.

Finally, I’m making time to write. Commuting was a space where I would think, listen to podcasts and sketch out notes that would become blog posts. I’m making sure that I give myself that commuting time again to reflect, plan and review.

Recognising what I needed to do to change the environment to being more conducive to blog posts was the first step. Learning can help people do that for themselves.

However, no-one has put me in the flow except me. #ItStartsWithMe

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