EP 11 Video Games and Engaging Flow at Work
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:
- Minimize Visual Distractions
- Select The Soundtrack
- Enforce Time Limits
- Create Multiple Stages
- Reward Yourself for Success
I hope you find this way of thinking about work, or any task you face, helpful.
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