It’s what keeps some people sane. It’s what drives the world’s most skilled and accomplished athletes, the most intense gamers, the hardcore hobbyists, even many of the most talented artists, musicians and actors - flow is what you get when unstoppable drive meets an unflinching will and unlimited dedication.
Flow is being utterly, truly “in the zone”. And it’s one of the most amazing feelings there is.
This is why finding a sport, or a hobby, or a martial art, or a handicraft, or a new video game, or any skill-based activity that uses focus and requires practice and repetition is so beneficial for things like depression and anxiety and overall mental/physical well-being.
This is why I hate it when people make fun of me for being a hardcore gamer. Games relax me when I’m stressed, anxious, nauseous, depressed, suicidal, etc.
"Anne Bonny and Mary Read were pirates, as renowned for their ruthlessness as for their gender, and during their short careers challenged the sailors’ adage that a woman’s presence on shipboard invites bad luck."
I’ve been to Coahuila, Distrito Federal, San Luis Potosi, Queretaro, Nuevo Leon, Chihuahua, Michoacan, and Guanajuato. But I want to visit them all!!! Mexico has a huge diversity of food, climates, and local color.
I was leaving a diner on the west side when I noticed this woman crouched alongside the cash register, clutching some sort of electronic reindeer toy. “Why are you hiding?” I asked. “I’ve been coming here for 27 years,” she said. “The manager doesn’t like my singing animals. So I like to haunt him!”