Flow Counseling – Therapists and Counselors in Greenville, SC
Have you ever experienced a time in life where everything was in sync? Your personal life was balanced with your professional life. Your relationships were healthy and meaningful. You knew what you wanted in life and you knew how to get it.
Life had purpose. Relationships were fulfilling. Those times may seem like a distant memory. Today, you’ve lost your rhythm and you’re not sure how to get it back. If this sounds like your story, you’re not alone. Countless people feel the way you do. What’s the difference between them and you? It’s really quite simple: You want your life to “flow” again and you’re willing to get the help you need to make it happen.
What is “Flow?”
Flow is a state in which a person enjoys an activity so intensely and feels such satisfaction that he or she is completely immersed in that activity. To a degree, the person loses all sense of time and space, being fully involved and absorbed. A person in a state of “flow” is focused and engaged, yet energized by the task or activity at hand. Some might call this “being in the zone.”
Imagine that you’re running a race. You feel great. Your breathing is in rhythm. You’re muscles feel strong, not fatigued. Your pace is challenging, but consistent. You can feel the ground beneath your feet and wind across your skin. Every step is nearly effortless. You’re in the moment, fully engaged in running the race. This is “Flow.”
The world renown psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (Me-High Check-sent-me-high-lee) first recognized the concept of “flow.” He states that people in “flow” experience:
- Complete involvement in what they’re doing – focused and concentrated
- Feelings of ecstasy – a sense of being outside of everyday reality
- Great inner clarity – they know what needs to be done and how well they’re doing
- Knowledge of the task, as well as their ability to complete it
- A sense of serenity – they have no worries about themselves/low ego
- Timelessness – thoroughly focused on the present – hours seem to pass in minutes
- Intrinsic motivation – the thing that produces “flow” becomes its own reward
How can I get back into the “Flow?”
Most people lose their “flow” when they allow distractions to overrun their lives. Distractions disrupt “flow.” They steel your focus and stifle creativity. Eliminating distractions in your life is one of the first steps to restoring “flow” in your life. Establishing balance is also key to maintaining “flow” in your life.
At Thriveworks Counseling of Greenville, we’ll help you get back into the “flow.” Getting back into a state of “flow” may not be something you can manage on your own. We understand this and will help you find purpose again. It’s time to begin a partnership with Thriveworks Flow Counseling today! (864) 952-4048
You may have lost your “flow” due to a difficult life experience, or maybe you just got bored and lost your interest. Regardless of the reason why, your life is out of balance and you want to get back to where it was – No, you want it to be even better. We want this for you, too.
Call Thriveworks Counseling of Greenville today. We’ll help you “flow” again. We offer convenient appointment times – both nights and weekends. We accept most major insurance plans, but also have affordable payment options if you’d prefer not to use insurance. Plus, at Thriveworks Flow Counseling, there’s no waiting list. It’s time to start a partnership with Thriveworks! Call (864) 952-4048 to get connected with a Thriveworks Flow Counselor today!