State of Flow. How to Achieve It?

Have you ever worked so intensely on something that time went by unnoticed? It was a state of flow that can occur on cue.

Miro Konkel
6 min readSep 4, 2023

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There’s nothing better than flow — a state in which we feel like we’re in a trance, completely focused on what we’re doing, and deriving joy from it. When there is winging, elation, flow — as this phenomenon is called in Polish — a person forgets about fatigue, difficulties, stress. He experiences harmony with work, the environment and himself.

This is how Martha lives, whose minutes and hours at work pass unnoticed. An upbeat girl. She doesn’t need breaks, coffee or sweets. Even though the next door is burning, banging, she doesn’t see it. In her eagerness, she talks on the phone with the client, and then she gives instructions and motivates the team of programmers, to whom her passion is shared.

Meanwhile, John can only dream of flow. He’s distracted, mannered, aimless. Every half hour he pops out for a cigarette, watches memes on his smartphone or assesses the form of football players with his colleagues. As a communications manager, he was supposed to hold a meeting with his subordinates today, but postponed it until tomorrow, making excuses for a drop in mood.

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Miro Konkel

A writer. With the help of psychology, I uncover the truth about what is important in life.