What happens in flow state?
When you are in the flow state of conscious, you perform at your best. In the flow state the brain’s capacity to process, identify patterns and connections and respond is optimized. Research tells us that when in the flow state people become up to 500 percent more productive! Creativity and problem solving abilities increase 400 percent. In the flow state the ability to learn and commit that learning to long term memory is 240 percent to 500 percent faster. During this process the brain releases an abundance of five neurochemicals into your system allowing the brain to take in more information per second which amplifies cognitive performance.
In the flow state one becomes totally absorbed in the activity or task at hand. Time disappears and you are completely in the moment. Our inner mental critic is turned off. There is no second guessing, no conscious processing, your responses become seemingly automatic. Your ability to be aware of the moment and to take action merges. Physical and mental abilities leap to new levels of performance. The flow state is often shared as an experience for athletes in moments of high performance; however flow state can occur in relation to any activity or task.