Driving Time: Talk on the Phone or Feel the Flow?

One of the more interesting findings in Flow: The Psychology of the Optimal Experience was that people note they are often in "flow" states while driving. Most of us may think of road rage or phone calls. Today out of three different driving segments, I spoke on the phone the whole way during two of them. The one segment where I didn’t talk, I put on the radio, listened to Just My Imagination by The Temptations, and found myself deeply relaxed. I am going to try to talk as little as I can while driving going forward. Driving is one of the last places where I can think, and listen to my thoughts without constant distractions.

On a side note, if you’re looking for a relaxing — and interesting — song, check out "Hide and Seek" by Imogen Heap.

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