Flow state is also known as "being in the zone," which is being able to focus intensly on specific tasks for an extended amount of time.
In short, it means to be really focused and really productive.
Pre-defined commitment is saying that you will do something before you do it.
In Hours, we keep students accountable through social pressure. Simply getting on an Hours session with someone else induces self-accountability to follow through and make the most of the study session.
Holding yourself accountable is one of the most underrated and effective methods of productivity.
Having someone there to passively monitor your progress on the tasks you list out is a great way to stay accountable for the tasks you'll complete. Hours helps boost productivity exponentially, in a way that's not distracting at all.
Study groups are a perfect example of good accountability, and we simulate it online on Hours.
Task definition is as simple as defining the tasks that you need to accomplish. It gives a clear sense of direction for exactly what you need to get done.
Some good examples of task definitions would be:
Since on Hours, we display all your tasks publicly for all participants for accountability reasons, it's important for others to help keep you accountable for specific tasks, instead of generic tasks.