In positive psychology, Flow, also known as the ‘zone’, is the mental state in which a person is completely immersed in whichever activity they are performing. Creating a feeling of energised focus, full involvement, and complete enjoyment throughout the process.
When did you last feel in Flow at work?
This is a question we should be asking ourselves regularly. In a previous post we spoke about digital presenteeism and the detrimental effects of being unable to switch off from work; and the constant stream of notifications. However, in a remote working world, how can you manage the constant distractions of emails, alerts, notifications, and chats whilst also carving out time for bursts of focused concentration?
To help you find the right balance between staying connected with your team and finding your Flow, we’ve put together a list of helpful hacks:
- Initiate no meeting days. Use these days for concentrated focus, without interruptions.
- Invest in an hourglass sand timer for your meetings and catch-ups (and stick to it!) They can range from 15 to 90 minutes.
- Block out ‘focused time’ in your diary. Do this ahead of time and commit to it as you would for other engagements. This means no double booking.
- Activate ‘do not disturb’ mode on your messaging platforms. If it’s urgent people will pick up the phone. This means you can really get into your tasks without distractions and over stimulation.
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