I’m Thinking Out Loud about being in the zone, and bringing you my second vlog. (You can view the first vlog here). This one was done in just one take, folks! I’m going to go a little rogue and not be random this Thursday, but don’t worry, I’ll be back and random next week, no doubt with some food porn and some cute furkid photos.
Oh wait, tomorrow I’ll be back with some food porn . . .
Oddly enough, when I sat down to work on this post, I could have sworn I’d already roughed it out. But I hadn’t. Maybe I dreamt it? Maybe I just zoned out? Yes, I had to go there.
In the flow. In the zone. A meditative state. Balanced.
Whatever you call it, you’ve probably experienced it:that moment when you’re doing something you love, and everything else just fades away. Have you ever seen the movie “For the Love of the Game”? Or “The Legend of Bagger Vance”? Both have great visuals for an athlete in the zone (and both are movies I definitely recommend).
The best thing about being in the zone is that you lose all track of time. It’s just you and the road (or the oven, book, paints, knitting needles . . . those are just a few of the things I love that can help me to zone out).
The worst thing about being in the zone? You can’t force it. It either happens, or it doesn’t. In fact, more often than not, it doesn’t happen. Which probably makes the times that we are in the zone feel even better.
Ah, but can you force it? Or can you use some tricks to help you get into the zone? I did a little
googling sleuthing, and here are just a few articles on the zone:
- Get in the Zone
- How to get in the Zone
- What is ‘The Zone’ Anyway?
- How to Get into the Running Zone
- How Runners Achieve Flow
What do you think: does the zone just happen, or can you help it happen?
I’m linking up with Amanda at Running with Spoons for her: