In my opinion, July is the best summer month. The cold winter is completely wiped from memory, outside activities dominate and none of the back-to-school work has started.
I write more in the summer because my day job and home life are less demanding. I use a lot of my free time to write, and while it’s technically work, I experience a state of flow that comes from doing something just because I love it.
What do you love to do? And are you doing it as often as you’d like?
When we engage in work that we have a deep spiritual connection to, it can offer a similar experience to prayer or mediation time, putting us in a state of flow.
I know I’m in flow when:
- My mind clears of the non-stop internal chatter. When I’m focused on work I love, I enjoy the rare mental silence that allows my heart to awaken to being and not just doing.
- I find my place in the world. When I write, I feel part of a system that connects us all at our core. I know I’m doing what I’m called to.
- Peace comes over me. This one is hard to describe, but I don’t doubt or second-guess about where I am and what I’m doing. I just relax in gratitude and into the work.
MY INTENTION IS TO SPEND MORE TIME IN FLOW.
How often do you experience the things I described above?
If you aren’t in a state of flow as often as you’d like to be, spend this week journaling on how you might invite more flow into your work life.
What activities put you in a completely different state of mind? Is there a way for you to do more of the work you love (even if it is unpaid)? How are you spending your free time and would your spiritual, emotional or mental well-being benefit from making changes?
Think on it, but don’t feel pressured to figure it all out immediately. This week, simply make thinking on flow your focus, as this will start the process that helps you attract the experiences that will inform where you take your talents next so that you can cultivate a state of flow more often.
Wishing you a peaceful and intentional week.