You've all heard the expression "the zone", when you are so immersed in doing something that time and space disappear and there is only you and the work. Time flies by and tremendous progress is made! To be able to enter The Zone AT WILL is one of the Holy Grails of productivity in a lot of people's minds.
There are a few resources I know of on how to get into The Zone, though they are somewhat lengthy to get into:
- Mikhail Csikszentmihalyi's Flow - It's been a while since I've read this, but it's cited all the time
- Twyla Tharp's The Creative Habit - The mindset with some methodology (I like the idea of a box that collected ideas). There is a workbook that accompanies this that I have not seen
- Steven Pressfield's The War of Art - I'm fond of this book because it portrays The Resistance as a kind of entity; giving names to demons is something I like to do.names