This is a good article about focusing on the now. What’s happening in the present moment. I’ll be practicing this from now on. I don’t want to set any timelines or deadlines but rather I want it to be a mantra that I can remember. Maybe I should get a tattoo that says “Be Present”. Probably not but I’m going to try my best to remember this daily. Check out the article for more info:
The Magic of Flow
There’s a concept called Flow that’s been pretty popular among productivity circles in the last couple of years. I’m a big fan of it myself. In a nutshell, it’s basically losing yourself in whatever you’re doing — reaching that magical zone where you forget about the outside world and are completely doing what you’re doing, whether that’s writing or drawing or coding or whatever.
It’s a wonderfully productive zone to be in, and a state that also, incidentally, makes you happier. Productive and happier at the same time. Hard to beat that.
However, it can’t happen if you’re switching between tasks or thinking about the past or the future. It basically happens when you are in the present. So practicing being present will help you get to flow, which makes you happier and more productive. Best argument yet for being present, perhaps.