How to Shift from Frazzled to Flow—InstantlyBy Cara Bradley
If you’re like most people, your mind is busy, filled with untamed emotions and unruly thoughts. Your attention is often anywhere but right here. You churn out thought after thought as you live in the chaos and clutter of your busy mind.
Too much mental content frays your nerves and keeps you awake at night. The mental junk drains you; the drama and distraction leave you feeling exhausted. In short, your busy mind is an overwhelming place to live.
The good news is that there’s a better way to operate—it’s called “flow.”
Flow is the full-body, full-sensory experience when your awareness drops below your head and into your body. You shift from only thinking into also sensing and perceiving. Flow is an embodied cognition, or what I call “body-mind intelligence.” It’s a “knowing,” from your head as well as from your heart and gut.
In flow, not only do you think about the beauty of the sunset or the vastness of the night sky, but you feel absorbed in the moment from head to toe. Such full participation can occur during a presentation, in the middle of a concert, or on the field. And when it does, you may find yourself nailing your talk, dancing with abandon, or scoring a goal.
In flow, you feel engaged and fully alive; you thrive.
You in Flow
In part 1 of this series,