Friday, January 23, 2015

Brain and Flow

Do you know how you feel when you are genuinely happy? Many people do not. They equate happiness either with boisterous euphoria or over-the-top laughter, neither of which may represent genuine happiness. Some describe happiness as being in “flow.” Researcher and author Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi has described the flow experience as one in which individuals perceive: 

  • time is flying
  • things are clicking along almost effortlessly
  • the activity is rewarding and they’d like to repeat it
  • they have some control over the activity
  • complete absorption in the activity
  • they are in the zone or in the groove 
Can you identify a time or times when this was true for you? What were you doing?

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