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Rocktober: How to go from Languishing to Flow

Updated: Oct 12, 2021

And we are out of the starting blocks!

October is Mental Awareness Month, so this month, we are looking at Languishing – the neglected middle child of mental health that is responsible for sapping your energy and dulling your motivation.

How do you go from that ‘blah’ feeling to getting your groove back?

We’ve curated a list of articles and resources to help you find your flow.


Have you ever felt “meh” but struggled to describe it?

Well, turns out there’s an actual word for it: languishing. In his TEDx talk, Adam Grant explains why we feel this way, and how it’s not unique to COVID times.

It should come as no surprise that languishing, that feeling of 'meh-ness' is a complete drain on focus and motivation. But, what makes it particularly difficult to combat is that you may not even notice that you're languishing. To put it another way, you're indifferent to your own indifference. Naming emotions and how we feel is the first step in managing them. So, ask yourself: "Am I feeling 'meh'"? "Am I languishing"?

And guess what? If you are, you are not alone.


Stuck? Strained? Steady? Strong?

Check your vitals - it is a powerful way to get a handle on your current state of energy and really examine where you may need to be fueling up your motivation levels.


What is a Flow State?

Father of flow, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi defines flow as:

“A state in which people are so involved in an activity that nothing else seems to matter; the experience is so enjoyable that people will continue to do it even at great cost, for the sheer sake of doing it.”

Sounds great, right? So, how do you find your flow? Read More...


How Flow Can You Go?

Get your Top Tips to Achieve Flow here:

7 Activities to Achieve a Flow State

4 Exercises to Help Trigger a Flow State

A List of Activities Known to Induce Flow


Currently Reading:

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life

In this generation-defining self-help guide, a superstar blogger cuts through the crap to show us how to stop trying to be "positive" all the time so that we can truly become better, happier people.


Currently Listening to:

Here is a banging Rocktober playlist we made for you to enjoy on Spotify:

"Rock 'n' roll is a participatory sport. It ain't passive. It ain't TV. Go out there and rock 'n' roll and dance and have fun." - Steven Van Zandt.


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Meme of the Month:

Happy Birthday to those special people who were born in October, including one of our Founding Members, Marisa Farinha-Lloyd!


Connect & Share:

Talk to us! We would love to hear from. What conversation starters would you like to explore here?

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In the words of Mick Jagger: "You can't always get what you want. But if you try sometimes, well, you just might find, you get what you need."

Have a Rocking October,

The Reboot Team


Important Reboot Dates:

October Forum: Wednesday, 13 October @ 4pm

November Guest Speaker: Haldane Luscombe - Former Wales, Dragons & Quins Rugby Player . Owner Luscombe & Co, Investor.


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Important Reboot Dates:

October Forum: Wednesday, 13 October @ 4pm

November Guest Speaker: Haldane Luscombe - Former Wales, Dragons & Quins Rugby Player. Owner of Luscombe & Co. Investor.


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