Do you know what it feels like to get in the groove mentally?
When you’ve got work to do, it’s the best place to be. When I’m in the middle of an effective mental flow, I am at my best in terms of both creativity and productivity.
But how do you get there?
My advice is: use every possible strategy and tool available to you.
In Jim Kwik’s book, Limitless, he mentions the importance of your state. That includes your environment, your physical body, and any factor that affects your ability to think, learn, or work effectively. Big factors in your state include: your diet, your exercising and sleep habits and whether you believe you can or cannot.
This stuff is nothing new or complicated, but we still have to be intentional about it.
Another big factor for me is the feeling that I’ve got a couple wins under my belt. Jim Kwik mentions that as well. Each little win helps me to climb out of whatever creative rut I might be stuck in.
Spinbot can be useful to help you pick up a few wins in terms of writing and creativity, and thus get your creative juices flowing. If you’re having a hard time thinking about how to express same thing you’ve discussed before, Spinbot will help you find new, different, and often times better ways of saying something. This can get your imagination and creative energy flowing, resulting ultimately and you getting in a good mental groove.
Exercise can be another useful tool for digging your way out of a mental rut. Your mind lives in your body, and if your body is happy and awake, then your mind will also be happy and awake.
So what about you? What are some strategies you use to get in a good mental flow?