Today I got into a state of flow for the first time in a while. And it felt great.

According to the person who came up with psychological flow theory, Mihaly Cziksentmihaly, flow exists where the challenge matches the skill level.

When a person’s skill is higher than their challenge, boredom follows.

But when the challenge is higher than the skill, anxiety ensues.

My work challenges have been higher than my skill level for a little while now.

And it looks like I’ve been able to up my skill.

And subsequently, find flow.


Image was taken in 2016 when I was finishing an essay on a flight to Italy

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