Emma Jane Norris is an imperfect action coach, author of Progress Over Perfection, and a self-proclaimed pizza addict. A journalist-turned-self development nerd, her work has appeared in publications like the NY Times’ T Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, and Women’s Health.
Emma shares her favorite Flow State music and why coffee and meditation work well together.
I really love to listen to Japanese lo-fi when I work, particularly a song called "Eternal Youth" by RUDE. I really helps me enter that state of Flow and has a calming influence, as it reminds me of a great trip to Japan!
Yes! Right now, my morning routine is to start off with a 15-minute meditation, followed by writing in my manifestation journal. I'm also currently doing a 'Nifty 350' exercise, where I set a timer for 20 minutes and write 350 of words of whatever pops into my head, which often ends up being content for social media and blogs. Of course, coffee is essential!
It would definitely be a combination of monotasking and productivity sprints! I find it much easier to get things done in short, sharp bursts, and it makes it so much easier to get into a Flow State. Plus, knowing that you don't have to stay focused for long helps with delaying gratification.
I am currently working on a virtual co-working club called the Action Takers Club, where driven women can meet for one hour productivity sprints. There's even going to be themes, like content creation, monthly planning, and sorting finances.