In positive psychology, a flow state , also known colloquially as being in the zone , is the mental state in which a person performing some activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and enjoyment in the process of the activity. In essence, flow is characterized by the complete absorption in what one does, and a resulting transformation in one’s sense of time. (Wikipedia)
I play my best poker games when I am in a flow state, and I can get there when the other players at the table seem focused and intent on playing their own best games too. That’s why I like to play with people I know I can trust to bring their best game.
How about you? Can you find a good flow state in a poker game?