No swimming against the currents of daily problems, no conflicts, just joy, peace and happiness. Lets be honest here- That sound like a dream but truth is, that there are ups and downs in life. There will be days on the water that won’t go according to plan, where the wind suddenly drops, where your gear breaks down or you simple don’t get into the groove. What if we use each experience, good or bad, to learn and give our best in the present moment?
Over the years I red some books on this subject of being in the zone and it truly helped me in a lot of ways to collect moments that will last for my lifetime.
In the following you will find a short summary of my experience, which will hopefully inspire you to get one step closer to this insane feeling of being in the “flow”.
Named by the psychologist Mihály Csikszentmihályi in 1975, who investigated what gives people true contention in life. In his opinion, the feeling of flow presupposes a clear objective, the full concentration on doing, the feeling of activity, the harmony from and beyond fear or boredom in apparent effortlessness. (Source: Wikipedia)
But how can this be transferred into windsurfing ?
I can only share my own experiences with you and everyone has different perceptions. For some the feeling of happiness becomes noticeable while gliding effortlessly over the water, for others it may be a ride on a huge wave. Nevertheless, different basic conditions are always the same when it comes down to get access into the flow state.