One key aspect of flow is that, while in flow, nearly all of the brain’s available inputs are devoted to one activity. This is why the perception of time changes, discomfort goes unnoticed, and stray negative thoughts don’t enter the mind. The brain is too busy focusing on one thing to keep track of all those other things.
This is the key text on what it means to be in flow, how flow is created and maintained.
The concept of ‘flow’ was developed by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi . But the experience of ‘flow’ is nothing new. It’s existed since man first breathed. And we’ve all experienced it- that perfect moment of lostness and simple, pure existence. When the rest of the world ceases to exist. When our bodies and minds meld together. Just ‘being’.