Flow is the greatest pleasure one can have in life; it is the optimum experience. Imagine how happy you’d feel if you were able to create flow at will.
How your brain works in the state of flow and optimum happiness.
The happiest moments in our lives are not those when we sit back and enjoy life as a passive observer. The best moments are those when our mind is stretched to its limit in order to achieve a difficult and worthwhile goal. This is why people run marathons, as they push their own limits.
The important condition for achieving flow.
The important condition is that the goal should be neither too easy nor too difficult. You should feel challenged but not too overwhelmed. Therefore, a balance between challenge and competence is essential.
Choose any area of your life and set a worthwhile goal.
Once you understand the mechanism of flow, choose any area of your life and set a worthwhile goal that will stretch your limits. At work, you can take up a new project that forces you to expand your skills. In your relationships, you can talk to all of your old friends and plan a meetup.