How to Find a Flow State to Improve Your Performance

How to Find a Flow State to Improve Your Performance

Sun Bio (Founder and CEO)

Sun Sachs is the founder and CEO of Rewire Fitness, the first mental fitness platform that helps athletes reach their full potential and avoid burnout by providing tools that improve mindset, readiness and resilience. He is also a 20 year veteran in software development and a life-long endurance athlete for the past 35+ years in competitive cycling, triathlon and adventure races. 

Ed Gibbins (Co-Founder and CPO)

Ed Gibbins is the Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer of Rewire Fitness, a mental fitness platform for athletes which has been backed by Under Armour, Techstars and numerous professional athletes. Ed is also a Sports Science Alumnus of Loughborough University and has been a lifelong athlete.

Today in episode #162 of the Demystifying Mental Toughness Podcast I chat with Sun Sachs and Ed Gibbins, owners of Rewire Fitness about flow states.  When you have a sense of control, are at peace, have a quiet mind and an inner calmness about you.  We discuss the characteristics and importance of flow states, as well as touching on how you can find “flow.”

Key Learning Points:

  • Understanding self-care can help perfectionist athletes.
  • The perfectionist can be relentless in their pursuit of excellence impacting negatively on their relationships and other areas of their life.
  • Taking yourself and situations too seriously can be a trap perfectionists fall into.
  • A flow state is where your mind is calm, your awareness is increased and you make quick smart decisions.
  • When you are in flow you aren’t thinking about the past or future, it is the here and now.
  • A quality of flow is a loss of self-consciousness and a task only focus.
  • Visualisation, Mindfulness and Sports Hypnosis are great ways to get into the Flow.
  • What is your “flow trigger?” If you haven’t got one, create one!

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To Listen to Flow State Related Podcast Episodes

Ep002: Steve Judge –  How to Deal with Adversity

Ep007: Toby Flood – How Elite Athletes Mentally Prepare

Ep063: David Charlton – 7 Reasons Why Golfers Should Visualise

Ep 081: Stuart Wade – Mental Toughness in Combat Sports

Ep099: Trevor Jones – How to Deal with Overthinking on the Golf Course

Blogs to read to induce a Flow State

3 Ways to use Visualisation so that You are Mentally Prepared to Win

How to Quieten the Mind when Fighting

My Child Can’t Find “The Zone”

Using ACT and Mindfulness to Improve Your Sporting Performances

Why You Should Meditate To Improve Your Sport Performance?

3 Great conversations to have with your kids that relate with flow states

Conversations with Kids – Relax and Unwind

Conversations with Kids – Gratitude 1

Conversations with Kids – Gratitude 2



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David Charlton

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David Charlton

Global Sports Psychologist who is located near Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK and willing to travel Internationally.  David also uses online video conferencing software (Zoom, Facetime, WhatsApp) on a regular basis and has clients who he has supported in USA, Canada, South America, UAE, Australian and New Zealand.  

Managing Director – Inspiring Sporting Excellence and Founder of The Sports Psychology Hub.  With over 10 years experience supporting athletes, coaches, parents and teams to achieve their goals, quickly. 

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