Have you ever been so in tune with what you’re doing that time melts and evrything falls into place and you feel one with the world. Maybe it’s during a long run, while playing piano, or even cooking your favorite recipe. Artists and athletes describe peak performance in this way. Renowned psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihaly has named it “flow.”
I find myself in flow when I’m painting, gardening and skiing when my focus is fixed and time is irrelevant. The flow can be short or sustained for a long period, but it is an unmatched experience.
Is flow necessary for creativity? Or is it a byproduct of being creative and in the moment?
According to Csikszentmihaly, there are key attributes to achieving and knowing when you are in flow. Discover your flow by reading about Csikszentmihaly theory of Flow