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What Is ‘Being in the Zone’? — the Fascinating Psychology of Super Productivity

Being “in the zone” is delicious, immersive, and…kinda trippy. Time collapses. Sound falls away. Suddenly we look up, and it’s 4 a.m.

This tunnel-vision phenomenon is reported by athletes, creatives, and psychologists alike as a hyper-focused, sometimes spiritual, state of mind where anything is possible. It’s where we become our most productive, creative, and powerful selves. So, how do we get there?

Most people say, “When you’re there, you just know.” But that isn’t good enough. I want to know what “the zone” really feels like —and how to get there more often. – Emily Hill

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