Flow State Alex Azzi's research map

My research on flow states

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1. Combine chocolate with mao I (cinnamon)

2. Visualize being in flow

2.1. Address the fear

3. Increased happiness

4. Gotzler

4.1. Pomodoro technique

4.2. Pavlock / self punishment

4.3. Distraction free zone

4.4. Why is the outcome important for you

4.5. Set goals

4.6. Intermittent fasting / keto

4.7. Limit resources

4.7.1. What do I need or want flow for

4.8. Binaural beats

4.9. Create a powerful morning routine

5. 17 Triggers

5.1. Accelerate / catalyze entrance into flow states

5.2. 4 Psychological

5.2.1. Intensely focused attention

5.2.2. Clear goals

5.2.3. Immediate feedback

5.2.4. Challenge : Skills ratio

5.3. 3 Environmental

5.3.1. High consequences

5.3.2. Deep embodiment

5.3.3. Rich environment

5.4. Sense of control

5.5. 9 Social

5.5.1. Serious concentration

5.5.2. Shared, clear goals

5.5.3. Good communication

5.5.4. Familiarity

5.5.5. Risk

5.5.6. Close listening

5.5.7. Always say yes

5.6. 1 Creative

5.6.1. Pattern recognition with risk taking Equal participation & skill level

6. Science

6.1. Neuroscience

6.1.1. Transient hypofrontality

6.1.2. Exercise induced

6.1.3. Neurochemistry Neurotransmitters Pre frontal cortex Dopamine Norapinephrine Seratonin Endorphins Anandamide Cocktail released Hormones

6.1.4. Neuroanatomy Dorsolateral prefrontal cortex deactivated Inner critic Voice of doubt / disparagement Less critical More courageous Abilities augmented Imagine new possibilities

6.1.5. Neurobiology Flow is product of profound changes in brain function Brainwaves move from fast moving beta to slow borderline between alpha and theta Alpha Day dreaming Theta REM Just before sleep Ideas combine in radical ways

7. Sort

7.1. Overthinking

7.1.1. Pre frontal cortex

7.2. Time periods

7.2.1. Long term

7.2.2. Short term

7.3. Focus

7.4. Midpoint between boredom and anxiety

7.5. Addictive

7.5.1. Autotelic

7.6. Happiness

7.6.1. Aristotle conclusion

7.6.2. What people want more than anything

7.7. Extreme situational awareness

7.7.1. How to get if? Pay more attention

7.8. Skills

7.8.1. Automized

7.8.2. 3-4

7.9. Hyper ergonomics

7.9.1. No friction Intention Action

7.9.2. How to get it Work out the kinks

7.10. Feel the force don’t force the feel

8. What is Flow

8.1. Subset

8.1.1. Non Ordinary States of Consciousness Types Dreams Trance Possession Functional Optimal Those states or experiences which take us out of ourselves Disfunctional Mental illnesss

8.2. Ecstasis

8.3. Experience STER

8.3.1. Selfnessness Reboot for nervous system / psychology Inner critic Neurosis Provides objective experience of subjective life Subject object shift Robert Keegan Monkey suit

8.3.2. Timelessness Montessori 3 hours

8.3.3. Effortlessness Pain relief

8.3.4. Richness Insight connection innovation outpaced Heightened pattern recognition Lateral thinking

8.4. Characteristics

8.4.1. Complete concentration on a task

8.4.2. Clarity of goals, immediate feedback, and a reward in mind

8.4.3. Transformation of time (speeding up or slowing down of time)

8.4.4. Intrinsically rewarding experience – an end in-and-of itself

8.4.5. Effortlessness and ease

8.4.6. Balance between challenge and skills

8.4.7. Actions merge with awareness — a loss of self-conscious rumination

8.4.8. Feelings of control over the task

8.4.9. Subjective feeling Senses heightened Concentration laser focused Everything else falls away Action and awareness merge Sense of self disappears Self consciousness Time distortion Slows down Speeds up All aspects of performance are heightened

9. Research

9.1. Origin

9.1.1. Cross species communication

9.2. Articles

9.2.1. How to Enter the Flow State by Marelisa What Is The State of Flow The Point at Which You Hit the State of Flow How Does It Feel to Be in the Flow How to Achieve the Flow State Conclusion

9.2.2. ‘Flow’ Can Help You Achieve Goals by Kendra Cherry How Does it Feel to Experience Flow How to Achieve Flow Applications and Examples of Flow The Benefits of Flow

9.2.3. Flow State: What It Is and How to Achieve It by Alayna Cherry Nice short article

9.2.4. How to enter the ‘flow state’ for effortless creativity by Matt Davis

10. Definition

10.1. Optimal state of consciousness, a peak state, where we both feel our best and perform our best

10.2. Being in "The Zone"

10.3. The most desirable state on earth?

10.3.1. Most elusive

10.3.2. Except for adventure atheletes

10.4. Stella Grizont

10.4.1. The experience of complete absorption in a particular endeavor

10.4.2. “True engagement is when we are so lost in the task at hand that we lose a sense of time and space. We even forget ourselves, our ego [and its] ruminations.”

11. Benefits

11.1. Creativity

11.1.1. Most important skill Partnership for 21st century skills 250 researchers at 60 institutions Global survey of 1500 top execs by IBM of most desirable qualities in CEO

11.1.2. Australia study Tricky brain teaser No one solved Transcranial stimulation 23 solved in record time

11.1.3. Harvard study Teresa Amiable People are more creative in flow and after Trains us to be more creative

11.1.4. Theta state

11.2. Increased productivity

11.2.1. McKinsey study 10 years Found top execs 500% more productive in flow

11.3. Accelerated learning

11.4. Motivation

11.5. Overcoming fear

11.6. Improved performance

11.6.1. Physical

11.6.2. Mental

11.7. Better sleep

11.7.1. Rest / recovery ?

12. History

12.1. Mihaly

12.1.1. Largest psychological surveys ever in 1970s Questioning about best Performance Feeling Started with experts Chess Surgeons Dancers All walks of life Italian farmers Navajo sheepherders Chicago assembly line workers Elderly Korean women

12.1.2. Ability vs challenge framework 2

12.1.3. Flow test