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Getting Into The Flow Or The Zone

For the past 15 years, I've been struggling to get into the flow while working in a cubicle. But thanks to the Covid-19 lockdown, I've been able to re-achieve this state of productivity and focus -- just like in the Disney Pixar movie Soul. Working from home has allowed me to block out distractions and become more productive, and I'm exploring the concept of 'feeding the love-worthiness of things'. Read my blog post to learn more about my journey!

Unlocking Productivity and Focus: My Journey to Re-Achieve the Flow During the Covid-19 Lockdown

By Michael Levin

Friday, May 6, 2022

Being able to get into the flow or the zone on-demand is such a wonderful gift, or as it seems, developed ability. As a programmer who has had to work in the cubicle environment for the greater part of the past 15 years, it was an ability that was agonizingly denied to me. Getting knocked out of the zone is a trigger. With lockdown and quarantine, I’ve had the opportunity to re-achieve this state again.

Working from home can help if you can actually block the distractions. For some people it may be exactly the reverse, but ever since the trend of offices has plummeted in the workplace, so had my programming productivity. Happily, it is back! Not everyone can, but at home I find I can filer out those things interruptions about 1000x better than in an office cubicle.

The ability to get into the zone is heavily tied to my “feeding the love-worthiness of things” concepts. An interesting spin was put on it in the Disney Pixar movie Soul where people who do it to excess (collectors and such) living too far removed from objective reality and actually go into dark places. I haven’t heard that spin on it before. Honestly I wish I had the opportunity for being in the zone so much for it to be a pitfall.

Do you live in a cubicle?
Would you like to think?
Heaphones aren’t how you roll?
Feel your spirit sink.
Never fear. The end is near.
Management forbid!
Productive mind is redefined
Thanks to the covid.