Top Reads Of The Week: Flow State: Achieving Absolute Focus

Imagine an Olympic runner, crouched and ready, waiting for the blast of the gun. Just 5 minutes ago, so many things went through his mind. His opponents, the previous record time set, the energy from the banana he had fuelling through his veins. But just as he goes off, blitzing the synthetic rubber track, nothing is going through his mind for that 10 seconds. Just the finish line. There it is, the “flow state”.

Dropping every matter that has been burdening you and entering a state of nirvana, producing your most creative and productive work for the day. It might sound farfetched to some but especially during times like these, where some of you might be distracted due to working from home, getting into this flow state might just be what you need.

This week, I have 3 articles for you that can help utilize and uncover more about this phenomena, to bring out the best in each and every one of us. Let’s find out more.

What is a Flow State in Psychology?

Certain conditions and criteria should be met to help us reach this level of concentration. In this article, find out more about the origins of flow state and how one can achieve this amazing condition and better yet, share it with your work teams.

3 Surprising Benefits of Flow State

Finding it hard to focus on your work? Well, fret not, you don’t have to be a scientist or psychologist to figure out how to bring out the inner peace and get optimal performance with your daily activities. Here are 3 benefits of flow state that you might have encountered before but did not realize.

9 Steps to Achieving Flow (and Happiness) in Your Work

Everybody has his or her style of working. Some might find it easy and conducive to work in the office, spending hours on their personal computers until they lose their sense of time. Others cannot stand sitting in one spot and instead, opt for a staggered-timing, out-of-the-office environment. No matter what your style is, everyone can achieve a flow state. And the most important point to bring across is, achieving said flow state can and will bring that happiness you’ve been looking for all along!


How to Protect Your Focus And Reach ‘Flow State’

This week, I have a bonus video to share with everyone. A short but effective video on how one can reach a flow state and be the most productive professional you can be. Many factors might hinder a person from putting his or her 100% in the things they do, not only in the workplace but while doing other tasks as well. But once we find out what these distractions are, it will be much easier to avoid them and complete the assignment at hand. So keep calm, grab a cup of nice warm beverage and discover absolute focus!

About Timeo-Performance

We were founded with a vision to improve the world of work for everyone

We are in the Skills Business!

Through recruitment, training and consulting, Timeo-Performance provides solutions for increased performance of companies, teams, and individuals. As our clients are in the center of global business and often serve the APAC region, our solutions need to be sustainable in a multicultural and remote context.

Our joint venture with Akteos, the European leader in intercultural training, and partnership with digital learning solutions provider CrossKnowledge have therefore been organic and logical additions to our service. Timeo-Performance has been helping companies in APAC increase business performance since 2008 with offices in Singapore, Malaysia, and Hong Kong.


Isabelle Larche

Managing Director, Recruitment & Executive Search at Timeo-Performance

Isabelle is a Human Performance expert, with over 10 years of professional recruitment experience, and 15 years of Business Management Consulting experience. Isabelle is the Vice President of the French Chamber of Commerce and Trade Counsellor (Singapore Chapter) to the French Embassy.

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