Finding your flow can be tricky.
You might be noticing this come up even more looking for productive things to do at home or going to the opposite side and not doing much at all.
The middle ground represents the ideal level of arousal in your nervous system – that’s what gets you into flow.
Too far to the left and there isn’t enough arousal – this is because it is too easy for you or it’s not meaningful enough to you. It manifests as boredom or apathy.
Falling too far to the right means there is too much arousal – this is because the level of challenge is too high, it exceeds your level of skill or the pressure is more than you can manage. It manifests in anxiety, self-doubt or fear.
Finding your flow requires finding that ideal intersection between where the level of challenge meets the level of skill, and where the challenge is intrinsically important to you.
That is where your intuition can completely take over, which is where your brain can perform its best.
That is where your conscious mind is completely emerged in what you are doing (the here and now).
That is where you feel the ideal level of confidence, focus and motivation.
And that is how we reach peak performance during COVID-19 ??.