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Summary of Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

A fascinating summary of the concept of ‘flow’. If you have not heard of this before or only watched the TED talk, read on. The distinction between pleasure and enjoyment is of utmost importance. Hope you enjoy this Daily Find, love from CW!

Flow is the state of total immersion while doing an activity. Flow comes from the intense concentration around your own actions and their immediate feedback. Think of a painter who carefully observes how straight his lines are or the accuracy of his colors. Think of a chess player who eagerly awaits his opponents move, all the while planning his own. Most of us associate this state of flow only with certain activities. But it is possible to turn all aspects of our lives into a unified, flow experience. The biggest benefit of turning your life into a flow experience […]

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