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The Flow Zone

In this captivating episode, Anna Jelen welcomes listeners into the enchanting world of the flow zone. Drawing inspiration from Alice in Wonderland's rabbit hole, Anna vividly describes the experience of falling into a magical place where time seems to stand still.

That was the resume of AI on this episode.

Let's go to a very special place... a place for high performance. A place where time doesn't matter. A place that's ecstatic. The Flow Zone.


**Highlights:**


1. **Journey into the Rabbit Hole:**

- Anna paints a vivid picture of the slow descent into the flow zone, comparing it to Alice's fall down the rabbit hole. The environment transforms, and ideas become tangible experiences.


2. **The Flow Environment:**

- Once in the flow zone, the surroundings adapt to the chosen idea. Whether it's a book or a building project, the individual is immersed in the idea, able to modify and explore it in detail.


3. **Ecstasy of Flow:**

- Anna beautifully likens the flow state to being in love or on a drug, describing it as ecstatic. The release of neurotransmitters, particularly dopamine, contributes to the intense feelings associated with flow.


4. **Theta Brainwaves and Efficiency:**

- The discussion delves into the paradoxical nature of flow—being fully engaged yet relaxed. The prevalence of theta brainwaves during flow is highlighted, indicating a state of insight, inspiration, and creativity.


5. **Getting into the Flow:**

- Anna shares strategies to enter the flow state, including identifying peak productivity hours, eliminating distractions, and developing pre-task rituals. A personal story from her past emphasizes the transformative power of monotone tasks.


6. **The Addiction of Flow:**

- Anna acknowledges the addictive allure of the flow state, expressing how it makes other pleasures seem less vibrant in comparison.


7. **Balancing Life's Pillars:**

- The episode concludes with a reminder to embrace the full spectrum of life beyond the rabbit hole. Anna reflects on the importance of nature, inspiration, relationships, and the realization that life has more to offer than just work.


Listeners are left with a poignant message to take care, cherish life's precious moments, and remain open to the diverse experiences beyond the captivating flow zone.


**Closing Thoughts:**

Anna Jelen masterfully guides listeners through the mesmerizing journey of falling into the flow zone, blending storytelling with practical insights on achieving and savoring this transcendent state. The episode encourages introspection and a balanced approach to life's various dimensions.



Here is a little outtake:

"My dear listener, you know that place. It's like being in love. Or on a drug, maybe? It's ecstatic. And we know that flow is associated with releasing all the happy neurotransmitters, especially dopamiiiiine.

The funny fact is that the theta brainwaves are fully on when you are in the flow. The theta brainwaves are the ones you feel during the states of insight, inspiration, creativity, meditation and relaxation.

Somehow, the paradox: you are in the mode of fully on - and still relaxed. But you lose the awareness of your surroundings. Time? No, there is no time. The brain becomes more efficient in processing information and executing actions relevant to the activity.

This mental state, ladies and gentlemen, releases high performance.

If I had a team - one of my goals would be to allow people to get in that state whenever needed. No doubt.

I want to ask you: When was the last time you visited your flow zone?"


Duration: 12 minutes


Enjoy and share this episode with just one person if you like it. Your support will make this podcast channel stay alive and grow. Thank you !

Hugs, AnnA



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Or in German - 52 cards - for each week one with a tip or quote for a mindfulness use of time:








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