Have you ever noticed the way your mindset changes on your most productive days? Instead of struggling to focus and fend off distractions, you’re locked in, accomplishing the task at hand with ease. Hours slip by barely noticed—and before you know it, your big task is complete.
There’s actually a name for that seemingly-magical phenomenon: the flow state. The flow state happens when you’re totally immersed in a task, to the point where distractions have no effect. Your work feels easy, as you “flow” seamlessly from one step to the next.