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.
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.
Control of consciousness determines the quality of life.