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Entering ‘Flow’ Can Make Hard Exercise More Enjoyable

How to get into the zone

Illustration: Haein Jeong

TThink back to the last time you felt utterly absorbed in an activity: a sport, hobby, book, task, or conversation. Colloquially, it’s known as being in the zone. Psychologists call the phenomenon “flow.”

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, a professor of psychology at Claremont Graduate University, named the concept…




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Jeremy Sutton, PhD

Jeremy Sutton, PhD

Psychologist in Human Performance. Writing about positive psychology and the science of mind to better understand human potential. Owner Explorethelimits.com

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