EP 11 Video Games and Engaging Flow at Work

Oct 17, 2014, 10:43 AM, Boca Raton, FL, United States

Episode 11 of the ClassicallyTrained podcast is based on the article I wrote for FastCompany- Inspiration From Video Games To Get Into A Flow State At Work

Video games are often cited as one of the most quickly accessed sources of flow. Achieving a state of flow is part of what makes playing video games so enjoyable.

“The state in which people are so involved in an activity that nothing else seems to matter; the experience itself is so enjoyable that people will do it even at great cost, for the sheer sake of doing it,” Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Performance.

Here are five ways that can help you to get a video-game inspired flow into your work:

  1. Minimize Visual Distractions
  2. Select The Soundtrack
  3. Enforce Time Limits
  4. Create Multiple Stages
  5. Reward Yourself for Success

I hope you find this way of thinking about work, or any task you face, helpful.

#videogames #flow #allegamy #work #productivity

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