Your Energy and Tapping into Flow
There is a reciprocal relationship between inner energy and the flow state. When individuals have a high level of inner energy and the right kind, they are more likely to enter a flow state during meaningful activities that align with their interests and strengths. On the other hand, engaging in activities that induce a flow state can contribute to an increased sense of inner energy and fulfillment. By nurturing inner energy and intentionally creating conditions that foster a flow state, individuals can tap into their full potential, achieve peak performance, and experience greater fulfillment and joy in their activities.
Here are three ways to generate positive inner energy to help tap into a flow state:
1. Prime the feelings: This is about priming the feelings you want and need to have within your performance before it. Here are three examples of ways you can do this 1) Use imagery by visualizing things that help to create the feelings you will need, such as joy or excitement. 2) Use music to help you generate feelings. It is not enough to get "pumped up"; you need to know precisely what energy level you need and what type to perform at your best. 3) Laughter is a wonderful thing to help you with your energy. Use laughter with teammates or others around you to help you stay loose and in the right energy.
2. Anticipate positive outcomes while being realistic: It is essential to be optimistic and see positive outcomes from your actions while also being realistic about what could create distractions or things not going according to plan and creating a strategy around how you would like to handle them.
3. Practicing Gratitude: The idea of practicing gratitude has been said a lot, and most people understand its importance. However, it must often be done more or to a better degree. Finding moments of gratitude in your daily life is essential for the small things, not just the big moments or things your ego wants.
The more you generate the energy you need, the easier it will be to find yourself back there. As you do, you will likely find yourself in a flow state and another level of performance. If you want help and are interested in discovering how our programs help you explore the upper limits of your potential, contact us.
To your success,
About: Kate Allgood is trained in the field of applied sport psychology. She holds two graduate degrees in psychology where she graduated with distinction. She has spent the past 12+ years working one on one with high school, college, Olympic, and professional athletes to help them with their mindset, mental performance and mental skills training. Kate has also been a consultant for professional teams, including the Anaheim Ducks primary minor league affiliate the San Diego Gulls, to help the team and players develop their mental game.