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Elizabeth Scott, M.S.

Go With The Flow

By February 21, 2014

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Have you ever found yourself so engrossed in an activity that when you look up at a clock, you're surprised to see how much time has passed? So engrossed that everything just seemed to flow easily and effortlessly from you, though you found yourself doing a really great job at...whatever it was? So engrossed that you accomplished a lot, but it never felt like "work"?

Many people have this experience when they're doing things that they're good at, getting a great sense of challenge that comes from doing something that's just difficult enough to keep them engaged, but not so difficult that they felt discouraged. People also have this experience when they're doing something that's actively fun--not passively watching t.v., but being engaged in enjoyable activities and being stimulated mentally. Psychologists found that this state of being was universal and enjoyable, and decided they should give it a name, and study it.

Learn more about this feeling, known as "flow", and see how to incorporate more flow into your life. You'll be glad you did!

Read About Flow Psychology

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