Can you enter the flow state?

Jei
2019-02-25 21:25:08
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Popularized by Mihály Csíkszentmihályi in his 1975 book, the flow state is defined as “optimal state of consciousness where we feel our best and perform our best.” It's characterized by concentration and focus, losing track of time, having clear goals, lacking awareness of physical needs, etc.

People experience the flow state when browsing the Internet, playing a musical instrument, reading a book, discussing an interesting topic, and more. 

This test will help you understand if you can enter the flow state and how you can achieve it. Ready! Steady! Go! 

You're easily irritated by literally anything (random people, noises, words, etc.)

Yes

Often

Sometimes

No

You feel broken and lost and don't know how to cope with that.

Rather yes

Maybe

I don't know

Rather not

You're lost in a whirpool of random thoughts that keep you from concentrating.

Yes

Often

Sometimes

No

Your heart beats faster and louder than usual.

Yes

Often

Sometimes

No

You have fast and shallow breathing.

Yes

Often

Sometimes

No

You feel bored, even when you have plenty of things to do.

Yes

Often

Sometimes

No

You feel sleepy and tired.

Yes

Often

Sometimes

No

You feel indifferent, depressed, and not motivated enough.

Yes

Often

Sometimes

No

You eat a lot of sweet or salty food.

Yes

Often

Sometimes

No

You feel anxious for no apparent reason. This feeling comes and goes in waves.

Yes

Often

Sometimes

No

You feel invigorated when doing what you like.

Yes

Often

Sometimes

No

You're a professional in what you're doing.

Yes

Often

Sometimes

No

If someone asks you a question, you give a fast and clear answer.

Yes

Often

Sometimes

No

You find it hard to stop thinking about the thing that you love doing, even if you're not doing it at the moment.

Yes

Often

Sometimes

No

How serious is it?

We hate to say it but your answers indicate that you may be having the sympthoms of depression. Anyway, you should consult an experienced psychologist, test your hormone levels, and see an endocrynologist. The sympthoms won't go away if you keep ignoring them. Take good care of your health, both physical and mental.  

You're close to apathy

If you often feel like you don't care about anything, you should see a psychologist as soon as possible. Here are some more recommedations that may help you.Take long walks every day. Dance. Do anything to make your body move. Listen to music you enjoy. Practice multi-tasking more often: talk to your friends online, make a call, turn on the TV, clean your room, etc.  

You're close to the flow state

The secret to entering the flow state is simple. You need to challenge yourself with more complex tasks. If the task you're doing is too easy or monotonous, you'll soon get bored. As a result, you may experience apathy, boredom, lack of motivation, etc. If, on the contrary, the task stimulates and excites you, you can enter the flow state easily. You can do it. We believe in you!

You're experiencing the flow state

Wow! You can easily achieve the flow state, which is a very good thing. Aim for new heights to make your life even more exciting and enjoyable!