When you enter the flow state, breathing deepens and your heart rate slows down. Even the facial muscles that enable us to smile are activated.
Some people may be naturally prone to flow – especially those who score high on personality tests for conscientiousness and openness to experience.
Mindfulness causes your mind to be open to new ideas, improves attention, and makes you better equipped to handle negative thoughts, ultimately creating a better environment for flow and creativity.
Viggo Lundberg, Photographer
Astrid Maria Rasmussen, Photographer
Images of sunlight and outdoor can in some cases increase the level of serotonin, which appears to contribute to wellbeing – and ultimately to flow.
Notice how the flow of water can wash away negative thoughts and help slow down the rhythm of your breathing.
Exposure to nature has been linked to a host of benefits, including improved attention, and even upticks in empathy and cooperation. See what it does to your mind.
Being exposed to nature can restore depleted attention circuits, which can then help us be more open to creativity and problem-solving.
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