workshop at Impact Hub Zagreb
Hacking Flow state: Living a more engaging life
It is time to live more engaged life – life with more flow.
Do you ever feel like a bit too much of routine is taking over in your life?
Has it been too long since you felt the spark and the sheer joy of doing something you love?
Would you like to experience a bit more excitement, joy, or perhaps more flow?
Date and time: Thursday, 24th of October 2019, 17:30 – 20:00h CET
Where: Impact Hub Zagreb, Vlaska ulica 70E, Zagreb
Price: 230 Hrk per person (early bird until 17th of October: 190 hrk)
Trainer: Mirna Smidt
Flow is the experience of total enjoyment as you lose yourself in active pursuit of a worthwhile and difficult goal.
Flow is the state of “an optimal experience” – the mental state of operation in which a person is fully immersed in an activity, unaware of the passing of time due to being immersed in a feeling of focus, involvement, and success in the process of the activity. It is characterized by feeling really good in activitiy that we are doing, but it is also very active state of trying to achieve something meaningful and worthwhile.
If we wish to feel happier and more satisfied in life, flow is a great state to aim for, because it combines experience of positive emotion in the moment and sense of meaning in activities that we are doing.
Experiencing more flow is related to feeling more satisfied with our life, but also with heightened creativity, increased performance, accelerated problem solving and higher motivation. According to research, learning new skills while in flow cuts the path to mastery in half.
Flow connects meaning with enjoyment.
For many of us, the biggest challenge in life is getting ahead while still enjoying the ride. Too often, life, work and responsibility feel like weighing us down, and we lose track of what makes us come most alive. When we do go looking for more meaning and enjoyment, we feel insecure or guilty, like we are not doing what we “should”.But through flow, we can bring it all together – still focusing on getting the work done and on doing meaningful things, yet at the same time enjoying the process, feeling immersed and joyful, and keep on learning and growing.
It is highly motivating state, in which we are most prone to learn, but which also make us highly motivated to improve and to work on our goals – without need to engage willpower.
Unfortunately, most of our schooling, workplaces and cultural habits are definitely not designed to support flow. Our processes of work and our environment does not teach us how to achieve more flow nor encourage us to aim for flow.
How about changing that and taking ownership of your own flow state? How about learning the best and the most impacful ways of building more flow into your life – and through it achieving better results, but also more satisfaction, joy and learning?
This workshop will be built on the foundation positive psychology, flow hacks, neuroscience, best practices and personal stories. It will be practical, experimental and experiential.
Learning goals for this workshop
At this workshop you will:
• understand how flow happens for you
• build clear understanding of what are pre-conditions and triggers that lead to more flow
• explore characteristics of flow in a practical way and learn how to apply them
• discover what is your own style of flow
• practice and get ideas how to get more present in the moment
• get ideas and techniques to get more flow in your own life
• learn what internal and external shifts you can make in order to start experiencing high levels of flow more often
• reflect on activities and situation and how to apply “flow hacks” to those in order to make them more supportive of flow experience
• learn about basics of brain chemicals involved in flow and happiness – and how to use them
The content and tools will be based on positive psychology research and evidence based, real-world tested and build on proven methods tested on broad audience, from athletes to business(wo)men and CEOs to students.
On this workshop, you will gain a broad range of new ideas about training Flow, get the tools to apply it in your life, explore and see what works best for your unique style, and be encouraged to make flow your own.
If that sounds appealing – do not miss the chance to join us on this workshop!