Why is it that whenever we experience a state of full focus in something we are doing, we feel content, at peace?
Immersing ourselves in an activity grounds us to the present moment. It is comparable to a walk in nature or doing meditation.
The state of flow shuts down the monkey mind. It teaches it how to behave. It stops the chaos for a moment and brings presence into our lives.
Human beings are tired of dealing with the monkey mind. It brings all sorts of negative backfiring like anxiety, insecurities, overthinking, regrets. That's why we seek ways to shut it down: alcohol, drugs, sex, meditation are all things that in some way bring you peace from mind. Some better than others.
The state of flow is one of them. It's a powerful tool to train our monkey mind. It is like teach it how to fetch.