Want to be happier at work? The secret might be achieving a state of flow, the feeling you get when you're so absorbed in activities that give you a sense of purpose, that you lose track of time. (As opposed to, for example, the parched-eyeball feeling of losing an hour to your favorite game app on your phone.) So how can we get to flow?
Have you ever become so absorbed in your work, it was as if the rest of the world disappeared? If so, you have some experience with flow, a mental state often described by positive psychologists as total immersion in an activity. Also known as "being in the zone," achieving flow is obviously a highly desirable goal for any worker. Who wouldn't want to be happier at work, and also more productive?