The extreme version of Momentum
What is hyper focus and what is the difference with Momentum?
Hyper focus is a state of mind which equals the flow like state and usually also the good feeling, being in the zone, but the limits are nowhere near in sight. It’s not until someone drops by or a phone rings or daylight starts to occur that one might think that it’s time to quit and just maybe get some sleep.
The risk of hyper focus (also seen by people playing days on end behind the computer with other people) is that signals no longer get across, which can lead to:
- Lack of food (which might cause a problem for some, specifically diabetics, but not for most);
- Lack of fluids (this is usually far more dangerous, since it can lead to dehydration);
- Lack of using the restroom (which can lead to poisoning yourself);
- Lack of sleep (which can lead to delusions);
- Extreme fatigue of the muscles and possibly inflammation of tendons;
- Missing appointmentments
- Forgetting about importance tasks or realizing they are there, but systematically postponing those.
This list presented here is merely to give you an impression of the extreme lack of responses to the body, mind and surroundings one can have.
And whereas they are extremes, it’s not unthinkable that this might happen. If we are talking about one day that might be doable, without disrupting the systems, needed to keep you healthy, whether internal or external, too much. But several days or even weeks on end, even with very short breaks, will eventually lead to problems, as listed above.
Is there an upside to hyper focus?
There sure is. Working for such a long time makes you finish things. If… you are still thinking clearly. The lack of energy and the stagnation of toxins being transported out of your system by hardly moving around can lead to not being able to respond to stimula, like hunger, thirst, fatigue, pain, anything which requires responsibility basically.
In this case we are going to assume that certain processes have stopped completely, yet not all and most certainly not the really important ones and hence you are still experiencing the flow. That’s one awesome feeling, especially if you get things done.
The rewards in our brain are still present (otherwise we would have stopped) and adrenaline or noradrenaline is running high. As a result you are likely to have finished what you were working on or at least you have been getting ahead of schedule. Or… you have been postponing things and now you are finally catching up.
All of these are reasons to stimulate Momentum on a regular, daily basis, instead of going for the extreme solutions.
Now it’s your turn to prepare and think what would get you into this state of mind, or at least some sort of flow. Write it down, share it underneath this post and with others.
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In the next session we will be talking about what helped me get into the flow. I’ll see you again tomorrow!
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