Remember playing a juggler? The times when “busyness” becomes second nature to us and we assume we can manage multiple things together. This “fool’s paradise” is very short-lived and brings us the realization that “Work More- Achieve More” mantra is misleading and applying it only results in “Worked Many – Achieved None”. The ramification of this “juggling act” that we perform at times, impacts our overall productivity and our efficiency takes a hit.
During these times of utter distraction, achieving “flow” i.e. , state of being fully immersed in the task, does seem quite daunting. The mere realization that “we are most productive when we work in our most resourceful state” could help us establish the context based on the right premise and makes this task achievable. The first step towards achieving this improbable but not impossible task of “flow” is to understand our “Operating Zone”.
The "Creative Zone" is the most resourceful state and should be the "desired state" for anyone wanting to be more productive in life. This zone puts us in a "flow" mode and we tend to generate lots of ideas and innovation.
The "Neutral Zone" is the transitionary stage where the realisation to move out of the status quo happens and mental preparation for the Creative zone happens.
The "Comfort Zone" is where no "need" occurs other than to be where we are.
So, to move ahead and build forward momentum, it's essential to identify our "operating zone" and then take appropriate action for our growth.