The Simple and Life-Changing Practice for a Happier You
Synopsis: Flow is an optimal mental state that you can control, create, and experience every day. Once you learn how to master flow, your happiness will flow quickly and effortlessly as you use strategies to gain control over your life, focus on what matters most, and motivate action toward your goals and dreams.
In Find Your Flow, life coach and neurolinguistic programming practitioner Sarah Gregg reveals a powerful four-step journal system that can be applied to your everyday life. All it takes is a few minutes a day to help you find your flow through:
Morning grateful flow—wake up happy as you start your day, writing words of gratitude and creating a positive mood that lasts all day.
Forward focus—identify your priorities for the day to bring a sense of harmony and balance between what you must do and what you want to do.
Total flow—script your ideal day to spot opportunities, stay on course, and defend yourself against distraction.
Night time reflection—lean into the lessons that are showing up in life, spot opportunities to find more flow, and celebrate the powerful small steps you’re taking each day to create meaningful life changes.
Let Find Your Flow be your practical guide to awaken and strengthen your authentic voice so that you can make your signature impact on the world, inspire others, and reach your full potential.
Why I like it
One of the first reasons for liking it, is that this is a beautifully produced book! The cover and the inside illustrations encourage you to want to pick it up and discover the contents. I have always been interested in the work of Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi and Sarah says her journal system for flow integrates the three core conditions that Csikszentmihalyi found necessary for flow to occur:
Clear Goals (I know what I am doing and why)
Optimal level of challenge (I will complete my goal to the best of my current ability so that it stretches my skills)
Immediate Feedback (I understand what successful progress toward my goals look, feels and sounds like)
It is these three core conditions along with feeling positive and reflecting that she has discovered are important for finding and staying in everyday flow.
Using her own experiences Sarah shares how she has changed previous habits to embrace this new way of living her life. Each of the key stages she mentions starts a new section in the book which also uses different coloured paper. The key stages are:
Morning grateful flow
Throughout the book relevant research is referenced and presented in an easily assimilated way, from the works of other practitioners to the techniques used by elite athletes. The full detail of this research is available in the Notes section of the book.
At the back of the book there is a section where you can start your own journal focusing on the four steps mentioned above.
This is a beautiful and thought-provoking book, a perfect way of starting to do things differently in 2020. Highly Recommended!
Find Your Flow – The Simple and Life-Changing Practice for a Happier You – Sarah Gregg Published by Rock Point