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by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi's famous investigations of "optimal experience" have revealed that what makes an experience genuinely satisfying is a state of consciousness called flow. During flow, people typically experience deep enjoyment, creativity, and a total involvement with life. In this new edition of his groundbreaking classic work, Csikszentmihalyi demonstrates the ways this positive state can be controlled, not just left to chance. Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience teaches how, by ordering the information that enters our consciousness, we can discover true happiness and greatly improve the quality of our lives.

Our thoughts on Flow

Flow - The state in which people are so involved in an activity that nothing else seems to matter; the experience itself is so enjoyable that people will do it even at great cost, for the sheer sake of doing it.

This concept of flow , or, to be more precise, a framework, evolved into much more than a productivity tool. It gave me a foundation for living a productive and happy life. A framework that, when tapped into, relieves you of all tension and boredom while filling the void with pleasure, joy, and progress.

When you're in the flow, self-consciousness fades and you lose track of time; you're unconscious of any tension or worry, and the experience itself fills you with joy.

Furthermore, flow-activities are intrinsically satisfying; the more you do them, the more you seek comparable experiences.

Our favourite quote from Flow

Control of consciousness determines the quality of life.

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Control of consciousness determines the quality of life.

— Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Flow