When you enter the flow state, you feel amazing and you are giving all of your attention to your work/study. It feels like you can work for hours and hours. You completely forget about what time it is. You would love to enter this flow state every single day because it makes your life a lot easier. Today I give you tips on how to get into the flow state.
How to get into the flow state
Declutter your workspace
Before you start it is important to look at your workplace. Is it a mess or not? If yes, clean everything up. It can be very annoying when your workplace is a mess. It is hard to concentrate on your tasks when your work desk or dining table is full of stuff. When everything is tidy, you don’t have to think about cleaning everything up after work anymore.
Of course, it nice when you have an office space at home but not everyone has that luxury. Make sure that your living room is clean. Clean everything up every single night, so you don’t have to do it every morning. And yes, do the dishes first if dirty dishes annoys you too.
Get rid of the distractions
Tv’s, books, your bed, and so many other things can distract you from doing your work. So don’t work from bed because it really sounds comfortable but it isn’t very productive. Use your bed only for sleeping (and sexy things) but don’t use it for work. I’ve tried it once and I fell asleep. So I guess I was feeling too comfortable. Make sure that you are not going on Netflix while working. Multi-tasking sounds great but it makes you less productive. It is too hard for your brain to focus on 2 things at the same time.
And if you don’t need your phone, put it away in a different room. Phones are a terrible distraction because of all of those social media apps.
Make a to-do list
Make your to-do list every single day. It doesn’t really matter if you make it the night before or in the morning while you are eating breakfast. But if you are one of those people who overthinks everything, make the list the night before. So your head is empty and you don’t have to think about your to-do list anymore.
Crossing something off your list is a great feeling. But make sure that your list isn’t too long and you can do everything in one day. Be realistic
Use noise-canceling headphones when you don’t want to hear too much noise. Maybe your neighbors’ music is too loud or you can hear the children playing outside. Noise-canceling headphones will block those noises so they won’t distract you anymore. And you can also listen to your own music. I love to listen to music when I am working on my blog. It feels like I am in a different world and it is so easy for me to write a blog post.
Of course, don’t scroll through your Spotify for too long. Make a playlist with music that will help you focusing or find a YouTube video with focus/meditation music. I love those videos too, but at the moment I love to listen to Dermot Kennedy while I am working.
And the best tip I can give you is: just start working or studying. It takes a few minutes before you enter the flow state, so make sure you are completely focused on your tasks for the first 10/20 minutes.
But as soon as you enter the flow state, everything becomes so easy and you will finish your work in a no-time.
Of course, these tips are not just for when you have to work or study. You can also enter the flow state doing mundane tasks or when you are busy with your hobby.
How do you get into the flow state?