Through changing our perceptions, and applying some basic principles, we can all increase the chances of finding flow within our everyday work.

For many of us, the popular idea of flow is a bit of a mystery. This ‘flow’ state, a term coined by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi in his book of the same name, has become a holy grail.

Most have experienced that feeling of being so absorbed in an activity that we forget time, completely connected to our actions. We love the way it feels, but are less sure about finding flow at will — and particularly at work, with too much tech, distracting managers and meeting after meeting.

Who doesn’t want to feel this connection to the work we do, whatever it may be? Through changing our perceptions, understanding and applying some basic principles, we can all increase the chances of finding flow within our everyday tasks.

What we’ll cover

  • What ‘flow’ is and its eastern and western roots

  • Breaking down our understanding and relationship to our tasks at work

  • Shifting perceptions of fulfillment and happiness at work 

  • Practical exercises and experiments in finding flow

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