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Feel "M.A.I." Flow: How do I experience flow?

Greetings and Good Monday Morning Everyone!

I hope that you've had an enjoyable weekend. I certainly did. It was relaxing and quiet. The perfect time to be at home. Anyway, on Sunday, I watched an episode of Oprah Winfrey's "Super Soul Sunday". On this episode, Oprah interviewed, Shonda Rhymes writer and creator of the hit television show, "Grey's Anatomy". During the interview, they touched on the topic of "flow". It resonated with me because, "flow" is something that I really believe in and hold dear to me. As a writer, "flow" is when I'm one with my frequency and my higher self, when I feel free, and when I'm able to truly give my most authentic self freely. So today, I want to spend a few minutes talking about the importance of "flow".

When Americans are asked, if they ever get involved in something so deeply that nothing else seems to matter and you lose track of time, only "one in five will say that this happens to them as much as several times a day, whereas about 15 percent will say that this never happens to them." Flow is a state of being that is something that everyone should experience at least once. I understand how most haven't had the opportunity to experience it, and it is because its a very spiritual state of being. It is connecting your physical state to your mental state and the outcome is spiritual alignment.

How Does It Feel to Experience Flow?

If you've never experienced "flow" or if you're having a difficult time finding your flow right now in this #COVID19, #quarantinelife environment, I want to share with you a list from, "'Flow' Can Help You Achieve Goals: Understanding the Psychology of Flow" an article from the "VeryWell Life" website. This article in part, states that there are ten factors that contribute to experiencing flow. Moreover, you can experience several or a combination of the factors to be in the flow, but you do not necessarily have to experience them all at once to be in the flow.

10 Factors that Contribute to Experiencing Absolute 'Flow'!

  1. Clear goals that, while challenging, are still attainable

  2. Strong concentration and focused attention

  3. The activity is intrinsically rewarding

  4. Feelings of serenity; a loss of feelings of self-consciousness

  5. Timelessness; a distorted sense of time; feeling so focused on the present that you lose track of time passing

  6. Immediate feedback

  7. Knowing that the task is doable; a balance between skill level and the challenge presented

  8. Feelings of personal control over the situation and the outcome

  9. Lack of awareness of physical needs

  10. Complete focus on the activity itself

There are wonderful benefits to experiencing 'flow' whether its through your work or within your home, and/or creatively. Knowing how to "get in the flow" can have a positive benefit on your quality of life. Being in the 'flow' is quite satisfying. When you look back on your accomplishments following being in the 'flow', you will see the increased level of productivity and the positive benefit it has on you mentally. It gives you a sense of pride. It's feels like an "internal hi-five" when you see all that you've done. Let's face it, we all know how good it feels to know that you did the work, and you can see the results!

In closing this week, I hope that you're experiencing 'flow' in this #COVID19 #quaratinelife environment. Zone out and feel your higher self trying to connect with you. If you're having trouble experiencing 'flow', I hopefully this post gives you the motivation that is needed to find it and inspires you to experience it. Have a wonderful rest of this week!

Charmyra E. Fleming is a romance author with a deep desire to M.OTIVATE | A.SPIRE | I.NSPIRE, her readers and beyond to live their lives with purpose, intention, and full of passion. She is the author of The Violet Rose and Three's a Charm romance novels. Thank you for reading her blog post this morning. Hey, do her a favor, if you like or love this post, comment on it. She'd love to hear your feedback. Also, please feel free to share it with your family and friends in the social media universe. Your support is greatly appreciated!

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