Our group discussion on Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience, by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. This is done in collaboration with the meetup group 52 Living Ideas.
Chapter 3: Enjoyment and the Quality of Life
“To gain personal control over the quality of experience…one needs to learn how to build enjoyment into what happens day in and day out”
In this chapter, MC explores the elements of enjoyment and lays out the characteristics of a flow state. He first contrasts enjoyment with pleasure and ends with a section on autotelic experience.
The elements of flow are: “A Challenging Activity That Requires Skills” “The Merging of Action and Awareness” “Clear Goals and Feedback” “Concentration on the Task at Hand” “The Paradox of Control” “The Loss of Self-Consciousness” and “The Transformation of Time”
“Ask Me Why” by Matthew Billman and K. Joia Houheneka
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