In a plug there are both positive and negative fuses. Humans are wired in much the same way. According to the positive psychology movement, a strain of psychology founded by American psychologist Martin Seligman in 1998, the basic premise of positive psychology is about reaching beyond a normal state where we feel adequate or just ok, to reach a state of “flow”. In this state of “flow” we can achieve remarkable feats and create beautiful art. We can be fully present in the moment and reach our full potential.
This week, consider how you can tap into this state of “flow” – what it is that you do that fully absorbs your attention in an active way and when you are unaware of time passing. It could be playing a sport such as tennis or golf, or it could be painting a picture or dancing to your favourite music. This week, identify the activities that allow you to reach this state of “flow” and start to incorporate them more fully into your daily life.