Do you ever have one of those weeks, or months even, when life just feels perfect and easy? Plans fall into place, opportunities arise, chance encounters pop up, and everything is happening and moving exactly how you hoped for. Heck, maybe it’s even better than what you hoped for! All you know is that it feels right—you’re in your flow.
Can we agree on something? It’s a damn good feeling, isn’t it?!
Part of what makes these periods of life so great is that they don’t happen all the time. As much as I would love be in a constant state of bliss, let’s be honest—it doesn’t last forever. I don’t think that we’d be able to fully appreciate those moments of flow if we didn’t have the opposite—the creative ruts, writer’s block, bad days and those times when it seems like the whole world is against us.
Recently, I’ve noticed that I operate in two distinct states of ‘flow’. One state of flow is more personal and involves my spiritual self. When I’m in this flow I feel most in touch with myself, my emotions, my mind and my physical body. I usually feel healthiest, happiest and most at peace when I’m in this flow. It’s usually pretty obvious to me when I’m in this flow just by looking in the mirror. I look awake, fit and my skin is glowing!
My other state of flow is totally different and involves my entrepreneurial side. When I’m in this zone, my ideas flow freely and quickly, my productivity increases and my focus becomes razor sharp. Sure, I may end up exhausted at the end of the day, but it’s the good kind of exhaustion that only comes from a hard day of work that you’re incredibly proud of.
The past two weeks I’ve found myself in this second ‘flow’ and it’s been pretty amazing. Each day my to-do list has seemed never-ending and somehow I manage to actually complete it. I keep mentioning that Jess and I are working on some stuff for Blogging 4 Keeps and it’s getting closer and closer to launching! Another thing I love about being in my entrepreneurial flow is how it pours into other entrepreneurial areas of my life, like this blog. My brain has been functioning on overdrive and I’ve got some exciting stuff planned for the summer that I think you guys are really going to love—eeek! That being said, I have a pretty crazy next two weeks, so if things get a little slow around here, just know that it’s temporary and that I have good reason for it!
Being in either of these flows makes me really happy, though in totally different ways. My next big goal is trying to find myself in both flows at the same time. Can I be at my most peaceful and calm while my brain is firing in a million directions, creating ideas like it’s as easy as tying your shoes? I’m honestly not sure, though it sounds pretty great!
Do you ever find yourself cruising easily in your own personal flow? What does your ‘in the flow’ look like?