The Secret to Happiness Is Being in a Flow State for 3 Hours per Day

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Tim Denning
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4 min readFeb 14, 2022


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Flow states are the secret to life.

If I could only offer one piece of life-changing advice before I die it would be this. The feeling of bliss comes from the work you do. As you do the work you experience the sensation of progress.

Progress gives you a natural high.

No sugar. No naughty videos. No Netflix. No alcohol. No drugs. Flow states are a drug that offers real happiness.

We are happiest and most aligned in our flow state. Natural state of being — Godis Oya

Don’t wait for inspiration

Flow states are where your work feels effortless and hours pass by, yet it feels like only minutes have gone by.

Being in a flow state every day can feel hard. How do you access it?

Rock legend Paul McCartney showed me. In this video of him at 26 he starts a recording session with no ideas for a song.

Not long after a hit single is born.

Paul didn’t sit there and wait for inspiration to hit him. No.

He sat there and accessed his flow state habit. He put his mind into the same mode he’d done thousands of times before that recording session. Once in a flow state, he switched on his ability to be a creative genius.

The secret is Paul forced himself to get into flow.

You could say he demonstrated flow state confidence in this video that amplified the breathtaking results that look superhuman.

Coach Kavanagh noticed the same with martial arts legend Israel Adesanya.

“Israel seems to enter a ‘flow state’ with ease. It’s fascinating to watch. I can only imagine it’s from doing something he really loves.”

Israel’s mind is programmed to find flow. It’s because he spends 3 hours or more a day in this zone of genius. Now it’s child’s play to him.

Make your flow state easy to access. Make 3 hours of daily flow a habit.



Tim Denning

Aussie Blogger with 500M+ views — Writer for CNBC & Business Insider. Inspiring the world through Personal Development and Entrepreneurship —