3 Hours of Creative ‘Flow’ Every Day Is All You Need to Change Your Life

If you’re *not* using flow states you’re wasting your life.

Tim Denning
Aug 13 · 5 min read
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Flow is timelessness

When you’re in flow your perception of time radically changes. Eight hours can feel like 30 minutes. Time goes so quickly because your brain is distracted by the work.

How to Get into Flow States, Quickly

Imagine your life without flow as level one in a computer game.

Relax

Stress is the enemy of flow.

Consume caffeine

Coffee is one of the main ingredients of flow. You need it to get your brain kickstarted and your energy levels turned up.

Read blog posts

Blog posts turn on the ideas machine in your mind. I read HumanParts, The Ascent, and MindCafe to get lost in the stories of others. I try to trap myself in stories so I can trap my monkey mind that says “what you have to say is stupid.” Reading is a distraction from reality.

Warm-up

Showers are one of the most underrated life hacks. Have you ever noticed how in the shower you come up with the best ideas? That’s because you are relaxed. The water falling from the top of the shower onto your body is peaceful — hypnotizing even.

Watching videos that give you chills down your spine

This is the most underrated productivity hack of all time. Get chills down your spine. Manifest them any way you can.

When you get chills down your spine you unlock the secret code of your own passion.

I have one music video called “Brother” that does it for me. The video shows a young man screaming about his brother and all the pain he has suffered. He screams into the mic. You can hear the beauty of the cry in his voice. I’ve watched that video more than one-hundred times and it stills gives me chills down my spine. Find a video like that. (Or steal the video I use.)

Noise-canceling headphones

This is a recent addition to my flow states. I’ve always written with movie soundtracks in my headphones. The problem? Noise leakage. I live in a student apartment and those young millennials are loud mofos.

The Result of Flow When Practiced

At the top, I promised flow states will change your life. Ben Hardy said it too and became a millionaire blogger as a result of flow.

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