As an aspiring minimalist, holiday gift-giving can be a bit tricky. In our household, we do our best to stick to experiences, consumables, or gifts the recipient has specifically asked for. No one really needs another pair of reindeer socks after all.
But, who can’t use more time? Time with friends, time with family, and most of all, some much needed time to themselves. Spacious and uninterrupted time to do whatever you please. Isn’t that music to your ears?
Meanwhile, how about you give yourself (and your business) this small but mighty gift?
The Gift of Flow
There is one universal gift all entrepreneurs (and probably all humans) can use and that is the gift of uninterrupted time. Time to focus on an important project with zero interruption.
The magic of uninterrupted time allows you to get in the flow of the work.
Coined by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, the flow state is a mental state where you’re highly focused and completely immersed in the task at hand. Being in flow can enhance your performance as well as your experience of doing the work.
I like to think of flow as the little black dress of productivity. It’s great for all types of work, feels amazing, and is sexy as all get out.
And, you just need one thing to make it happen – the Do Not Disturb door hanger. It’s more likely you’ll be using the DND feature on your devices, but you get the picture. No need to overcomplicate this. Just turn on your DND on all your devices (phones, watches, pads, computers) for a couple of hours and dive in.
Keep in mind that It can take 15 minutes or more to get into the flow. But, once you’re there, you’ll be amazed at what you can get done in just a couple of hours. Not only that, you’ll enjoy the work and time will fly by.
It really is the best gift. You can thank me later. 😉