Flow state

I get into flow easily when coding.

How to enter ‘flow state’ on command | Steven Kotler for Big Think

So focused on the task at hand that everything else disappears.

Challenge-skills balance is the golden rule of flow:

We pay the most attention to a task at hand when the challenge at hand slightly exceeds our skillset.

You want to stretch but not snap.


  1. Novelty
  2. Concentration
  3. Unpredictability
  4. Awe
  5. Complexity


  1. Curiosity
  2. Passion
  3. Purpose
  4. Autonomy
  5. Mastery

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

The "godfather of Flow psychology".