Flow States – how to get there

From our research and others – we find some key ideas about attaining flow are universal:

  • There’s no flow for new activities: Slow states happen in your subconscious and you need to working on something you already know. Don’t try to get into a flow state while learning anew programming language. Go for the flow when you have to knock out that code using tools you already know.
  • Wear headphones. Not buds, not speakers if you can avoid it. Headphones wil help isolate you from environment so you can focus.
  • Have a goal. Brainstorming is not not conducive to flow state – getting specific tasks accomplished is.

Credits: https://hbr.org/2012/03/how-to-get-into-your-zone