Have you ever made yourself a cup of tea or coffee at work only to blindly pick up the half empty vessel an hour later to be greeted by a cold cup!? If you reactions are fast your lips will quickly sense the danger at hand, a nano second slower and you’ll find yourself politely spitting your drink back into the cup or having to face up to your mistake and swallowing without a grimace. Where did the time go? What was I doing? No – who was I being (that allowed time drift).
So why are cold cups of tea or coffee good for you? Well they aren’t. But the flow state you’ve just entered is where the magic lies. Whenever you loose track of time or your sense of self disappears in this way then in all likelihood you’ve just entered a flow state. A state of optimal performance. You cranked out 20 emails in record time, ploughed through the report with ease or prepared the presentation that was hanging over you. Motivation, learning and creativity go through the roof.
Your neuro-chemistry and neuro-anatomy all shift, keeping you in the zone for longer. Close attention to the task in hand as your skills are challenged. The shortcut to this flow state could come from being authentic, being challenged by others (coaching is great for this) or harnessing your personal energy. If you want more cold cups of tea then download my free online course – The 7 Secrets of Increasing Personal Energy: Introduction. I guarantee this course alone can improve your overall energy levels by as much as 5%.