Everyone enters a state of flow when they more or less engage in certain activities. So choosing the right activity is very important. If you want to know whether you will have a "flow" experience with an activity, the author recommends that you consider the following questions: Do you love the activity and are willing to give the time (or even the money) to get it done? (even without any reward) Do you often feel that time flies by doing this activity, and you have a feeling of "scare! What is it!"? Do you feel proud (note: not pride, but self-affirmation) or an indescribable sense of satisfaction when talking to others about your doing the activity? RTR31O4A_(1) Photo Credit: Reuters / Dazhi Image The benefits and applications of "flow" The Flow experience includes (but is not limited to) the following benefits: Positive emotional experience (positive emotions) - when you participate in your favorite activities and achieve a "flow" state, in addition to producing pleasant emotions, because most of your focus is transferred to work, your troubles and other Negative emotions are also forgotten.
Improve work efficiency and performance (improved performance) - A study shows that when employees are at work, the "flow" state only accounts for 5% of the whole day's work time. However, when this proportion is increased to 15%, the productivity company banner design of the employees doubles! Improved creativity - In the state of "flow", because individuals temporarily remove daily distractions and other constraints, inspirations and creativity will be greatly improved, which is innovation (innovations) a major condition. Fostering skill improvement - The state of "flow" will drive the individual to keep on going despite difficulties and challenges, and to rise to the challenge, making the individual's skills improve by leaps and bounds.
If the "flow" theory is applied to the teaching level, teachers and parents can gradually increase the difficulty of students and children's hobbies (of course, positive and healthy), but at the same time provide additional resources to assist them, so that they can develop a certain knowledge or Outstanding in the field of skills. For example, children love mathematics, so they are encouraged to try to challenge deeper work problems (even Olympiad), but at the same time, they are given appropriate guidance and positive feedback (positive feedback), and they are guided (this is similar to Vygotsky's "proximal development zone" ( zone of proximal development) theory has the same purpose).