Working in The Zone, The Flow, in the Clouds by Neil A. Fiore, PhD
Consider how much you’d accomplish if, instead of working in your usual office, you could enter the first class cabin of a jet plane or a comfortable compartment on the Orient Express.
There’s something about being free of the usual distractions — email, telephones, texts, the web, co-workers and customers or your kitchen – that allows so many to overcome procrastination. What is it that allows you to focus for five to eight hours while on a flight at 35 thousand feet above your usual work place?
You enter an alternative universe, a Zone or Flow that is above and beyond your ego’s limitations, self-doubts and temptations.
While few of us can afford to fly every day, you can enter a meditative state; a kind of sanctuary safe from the past and the imagined future. You can make your focused time at work an actual vacation from all the other work, To Do Lists, and interruptions of a regular day. You can take a few breaths, stretch, exhale and float down into the present moment, accepting the support of your chair as a sign that you are connected to a larger universe, no longer struggling alone.