Momentum: Happening to you or created by you?

Philia is a mindset. In our blog, we want to share with you snippets of insights we discovered in our Philia Sessions. Momentum is a topic that came up again and again.

Each of us has probably experienced it before: Being in Flow.

Flow is the feeling when a habit is very present in our life. This makes it easy to keep it up and hence to be productive. Generally, we call this “having momentum”. Momentum can be found across many areas of our life, such as sport workouts, relationships, work habits, meal routines and so on.

Now is momentum something that happens to us or something that we create ourselves?

Only very recently, we realised how momentum works. We used to see momentum as something that happens to us. We even used to say that we are people who go through phases. Momentum would come and then it would disappear again.

But then we discussed this topic in one of our Philia Peer Coaching Sessions and it became clear.

How do you keep up the momentum?

Quite simply by focussing on continuity.

That means in order to maintain a running routine, for instance, you mustn’t take an unusually long break from running. Or to maintain a healthy eating habit, you have to continuously stick to the routine. No excuses. This might sound a little banal, but it isn’t.

Restarting the momentum is indefinitely a greater effort than keeping up the momentum. In order to experience flow and not heaviness and struggle, you need to be continuously on it!

And that is exactly the secret to the success of our weekly Philia Sessions. We experience extremely high momentum and we keep it up by our commitment not to miss even a single session. So far it has worked!

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