Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links, to find out more information, please read my disclaimer.
There are significant benefits to working out beside the physical. A flow state of mind provides incredible mental health benefits. It is common to happen during a workout and is possibly the reason you feel more mental clarity post-workout.
Flow state is an optimal state of consciousness where we feel and perform our best, aka “in the zone”. It happens when your skill level and the difficulty level of the task are balanced. Like pushing just outside your comfort zone.
Side effects include:
+ complete focus and concentration
+ confidence that your skills align with the task at hand
+ losing track of time
+ research shows people who experience flow state report higher levels of productivity, creativity, and happiness for up to 3 days afterward (Harvard study)
Now you can explain the MAGIC that happens mentally after a challenging workout. How cool is that?
I hope you enjoyed reading about flow state of mind. Now get in the flow with one of my workouts here!
Till next time,