Discovering abilities through state of flow

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Discovering abilities through state of flow

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Research has shown that we do our best in this sort of magical, mental state the psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi named flow. Flow is the state of mind that occurs when you are so into whatever it is you are doing, solving a math problem, skiing down a hill, arguing a case in court, that you forget who you are, where you are, what day it is. You become one with the task, one with the activity. And that state of flow, that is when we do our absolute best. Now the doorway to flow is play, imaginative activity. And then, when you engage in a task that you like to do and that it´s challenging, so you have to stretch. That´s when you pop into flow and it´s marvelous. When you are in that state, you are at your absolute best.

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Edward Hallowell, MD, EdD

Psychiatrist, ADHD Specialist, & Author

Edward (Ned) Hallowell, MD, EdD is a Harvard-trained Child and Adult Psychiatrist in practice in Sudbury, MA (outside Boston) and New York City. The author of 18 books, Dr. Hallowell specializes in learning differences such as ADHD and dyslexia, both of which he has himself.  He has also written extensively on general issues of parenting and living in our modern age. He lives in the Boston area with his wife of 23 years, Sue, and their three children, Lucy, Jack, and Tucker.

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