How to get in a flow state [#72]
Updated on October 23rd, 2019
[QT Hotel, Surfers Paradise, Queensland]
Here are my reflections on “how to get into a flow state” at the conclusion of the Flow Retreat on the Gold Coast that was put on by our friends at Dent Global.
VIDEO: How to get in a flow state
TRANSCRIPT: How to get in a flow state
G’day folks, it’s Adam Franklin.. Now, today’s video is not really to do with marketing, it’s more about the things I’ve learnt from this retreat at the Gold Coast, all about flow state, so how you can get into that state, different approaches for doing that.
Part of the pre-reading for this retreat was a book called Stealing Fire, which I listened to on Audible, and that was a good primer for the event. But what I’ve learnt from these two days, three nights, or what have you, at the Gold Coast, firstly, the value of breathing.
Breathing exercises & ice baths
There were a lot of breathing activities that we did, that were really quite powerful in the responses that we got from it, and how it could, particularly in the ice bath, which I spoke about on the last video, controlling your breath and turning what is a negative experience typically, into an enjoyable one.
We also looked at some hypnotherapy, which normally I would think is a bit weird. However I thoroughly found the 10-minute exercise we did really valuable. As well as that we had a couple of guest speakers on morning rituals, as well as DNA, and your genetic blueprint. You can actually do tests to see what your natural genetic strengths and weaknesses are, so that you can build your life and build flow states around that, which I found really quite interesting.
The other thing that I found phenomenal, which I wasn’t expecting, is the essential oils, which can also help get you alert. It can get you healthy and provide a really good atmosphere, whether it’s in a diffuser in a room, or literally wiped on your hands and on the back of your neck. She made us sort of inhale it into our mouth.
Anyway, some really interesting things that I learnt about, and had an open mind to. Nothing to do with marketing, but very, very valuable, as I hope to be able to use these to become more … doing more work in the flow state.
All right, talk to you later.
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