On the Eleventh Day of My Great Resignation, my decision gave to me, the state of flow.
If you’ve never heard of the state of flow, allow me the opportunity to introduce you.
In 1975, two positive psychologists, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi and Jeanne Nakamura, defined it as a state of mind when a person becomes fully immersed and focused in an activity, that results in a transformation in one’s sense of time. The self begins to vanish, time flies by and a person reaches happiness and well-being. Athletes refer to it as ‘being in the zone’ and runners call it ‘the runners high’. It’s when action and awareness merge and an activity is effortless.
Sound familiar? When was the last time you were there?
With my recent disengagement from the corporate environment, I have purposely removed the constraints of the typical daily grind. In honor of the holiday season, I wanted to share the first twelve days of this transition with you because it is a fascinating experiment after a twenty-three-year career in the corporate space to see how I processed the change.
How would your mind, and emotions respond to such a tremendous shift? When you stretch yourself with just a 4% ratio harder, than your comfortable with, you begin to trigger flow. It sits just outside your comfort zone.
I encourage you learn something new, plug into yourself, and get flowy.