Flow: Psychologie van de optimale ervaring
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 demonst...more
8 elements of enjoyment:
1. confront challenging but completable tasks
3. clear goals
4. immediate feedback
5. deep, effortless involvement (lack of awareness of worries and frustrations)
6. sense of control over actions
7. concern for self disappears (paradoxically awareness of self is heightened immediately after flow)
8. sense of duration of time is altered
5 elements of happy teenagers' growing up:
2. centering: pare...more
This state of mind can be best described as one where the participant's consciousness is so involved in its activity that self-consciousness disappears, in a way similar to meditation.
This state is most commonly achieved in situations where a goal that participant(s) feel skilled to achieve is set clearly, and for which constant feedback on how close participants are getting. Such Flow experien...more
1. В результате прочтения, появились новые вполне конкретные цели, которые предстоит достичь;
2. Общие ожидания от жизни стали четче;
2. Сегодня утром, по пути на любимую работу, вдыхая свежий воздух и наблюдая родной город, только что обнявшись с женой и детьми, слушая приятный забой, прочитав пару комментариев на свои фото - почувствовал себя абсолютно счастливым :)
Так что - рекомендую.
This is not a full review of the book, but a glimpse of what the author has to say. What the book describes is far more important to be buried down a criticism of literature.
1.) We overcompensate our efforts in work, and under-compensate our efforts in our leisure lives.
2.) If you fine tune your life's challenges so that they are sufficient to keep you from being bored, and not limited to ensure minimal stress and anxiety, you are ready t...more
sounds a little dry, but I found it both interesting and relevant. as someone who is still working out what my "ideal" career or life model looks like, I enjoyed seeing my typical questions examined by a research psychologist, and applied to a large...more
Dr Mihaly is very deep and very analytical keeping in mind every single detail and what might be going through the readers' mind as well. The book is well written, yet better than all the thoughts and concepts in the book left...more
Flow is a state of concentration so focused that it amounts to absolute absorbtion in an activity.
The quote above, is in essence, what this book is about. Everyone experiences flow from time to time and will recognize it's characteristics: feeling strong, alert, in effortless control, unselfconscious, and at a peak of their abilities. This book reveals how this pleasurable state can, in fact be controlled, and not left to chance, by setting ourselves challenges - tasks that are neither too diff...more
The book starts out about the meaning of life and happiness. The author begins with the standard argument that the universe is essentially uncaring about us and our feelings; And that our feelings are our responsibility. After some discussion, he concludes that one form of meaning and happiness is "Flow".
"Flow" is defined as a state...more
Things I liked:
-Stories and anecdotes from Csikszentmihalyi's research subjects. Csikszentmihalyi has clearly met a large number of fantastically awesome people in the course of his research on 'flow' and he does a pretty good job of weaving their experiences into the framework of his book.
1. The person must be engaged in an activity that requires skill.
2. There is a convergence of Acti...more
His take away message is that long lasting friendships, engaging conversations, family (parents, spouse,...more
The book starts by looking at happiness. Study participants report themselves to be happier when they have been in a state of flow. (One surprising consequence is that, in general, people have more positive experiences when working than during their leisure time.) Happiness is more often caused b...more
In contrast to other books on the same topic, flow is a thoughtful and very well written work. In my opinion, the description of the aspects and requirements of flow is a must-read, and overall,...more
Basically, it talks about how most people feel happiness when they are completely engaged in what they are doing so much that they tend to lose track of time, and they lose a sense of self. Sometimes they also feel engaged with other people in this "flow" state. This book purports to tell you how to achieve "flow" more ofte...more
He is noted for both his work in the study of happiness and creativity and also for his notoriously difficult name, i...more