Being “in the zone” is an amazing feeling. Everything seems effortless, natural and just right. Unfortunately, it’s not so easy to reach this point for most people. Here are four keys to getting in the zone that you can start implementing into your life today.
4 Keys To Getting in The Zone
- Do something you’re incredibly passionate about that really matters to you. This way the activity you’re doing is intrinsically rewarding and you’re receiving the benefits by participating. When you’re excited about the opportunity and enjoying yourself, you’ll set yourself up for a better time. If you’re doing it to appease someone else or because you feel you “should,” it’s less likely you’ll get in the zone.
- Prep your mind before you start. Remind yourself why you’re doing it, what you want out of it, and what you gotta do to perform well and enjoy yourself. This way your attention is on the variables that matter to you. If you don’t take the time to do this, you’ll find yourself going through the motions, or unfocused.
- Participate in an event or activity that is challenging, yet doable. Meaning, you’ll want to feel like your abilities are being stretched, but that you’re able to meet the challenge and your capable of doing the task. You have to believe that you CAN do what’s in front of you. If the task is TOO challenging, you won’t be able to let go and just do. If it’s not challenging enough, you won’t be mentally engaged and physically stimulated.
- Immerse yourself in the process. When your thoughts stray to the past or the future, are you’re able to bring them back to the present? This helps you engage with each moment, one at a time and fully experience the process of what you’re doing…letting go of any pressures of outcome. If you’re feeling pressured about all the expectations you have to achieve a certain “end goal” then it’s unlikely you’ll feel the “flow.”