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4 Natural Ways To Get In the Flow State

As writers, we crave flow states. Flow states help us get the most out of writing. When we’re in the flow state, we forget about the time and just write our hearts out.


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Kristina Segarra

4 months ago | 2 min read
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These methods help me get into the writing zone

As writers, we crave flow states. Flow states help us get the most out of writing. When we’re in the flow state, we forget about the time and just write our hearts out.

We write as if no one was watching or listening. It’s no wonder all creative artists create their best work when they’re in the flow state.

But flow state isn’t always easy to achieve. The good news is, if you apply the right strategies, you will maximize your chances for success.

Here I’ll go over the natural methods that have worked for me.

And the bonus part? They’re all good for your health too.

So let’s dive into them.

My French press coffee

I have a small French press coffee maker (good for 4 cups) that I like to keep by my desk. The smell of freshly brewed coffee always helps me get in the flow state. Something about the coffee is so refreshing and invigorating.

Caffeine keeps my mind sharp and serves as an instant trigger to get me in the writing zone.

You may have your own beverage of choice, but for me, coffee is always the winner.

Scent infusions

I have a few scented oils near my writing space that help me get in the writing mood.

Research proves that smell can trigger motivation. One way you can infuse your room with scent is by scent infusion.

The way I like to do it is by dampening a paper towel with water and dabbing it with a few drops of scented oil. Then wipe the walls around the area where you write. The gentle smell radiating from walls will stimulate all your senses.

Another way you can do it is by mixing water with a few drops of oil in a spray bottle. Then spray it around the room as often as you like.

My favorite scents are eucalyptus, lavender, and lemongrass. They have powerful effects on my mind.

You can choose your favorite scent and whatever method works best for you.

Epsom salt bath

Epsom salt has a lot of benefits for the mind and body. Soaking in Epsom salt baths helps me recharge my brain. It helps me relieve pain and pressure in my lower back and melts away my mental fatigue instantly.

Pampering yourself with an Epsom salt bath is also a great way to unwind whenever you need to recharge your creative batteries.

Nature walk

Nature restores my mind and revives my spirit. I find I always write better after some time spent in nature.

Luckily, my family and I live in suburbs in a quiet area surrounded by nature. Being out in the yard helps me get my daily exercise and get my energy flowing. Right by where we live, there are a lot of evergreen trees such as pine trees. And the smell of pine trees in the fall and winter is divine.

Depending on the season, I like to engage in yard work activities, such as trimming down the bushes or collecting leaves for compost to be mixed with my compost scrapings ( I love to practice sustainable living).

Not only does it help me relieve the everyday stress, but it also helps me get the work done in the yard.

The takeaway

Getting in the flow state isn’t as hard as you might think. The strategies I’ve tried help me get in the flow state fast.

If you ever feel stuck in writer’s block, implement any of them and see if they work for you.

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Freelance health & wellness, self-improvement writer

I'm a freelance writer, musician and a mom of two kids. I love writing on health-related, self-improvement, and writing topics as well as world events.


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