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
I found this book very intriguing. It made me think a lot, especially on what it means to be happy and satisfied. This is not a self-help manual and the reason I picked it up despite it's self-helpy title and cover is because I had read some of Csikszentmihalyi's stuff in my developmental psychology course an ...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
This could ha ...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
I am really happy that Csikszentmihalyi has written this book. I am glad that the concept is out there and I will be talking about it with a lot of people.
That being said, m ...more
The main book voice is the author, with music and other voices added for variety. The author's voice is quite pleasant and warm. A wonderful and disarming Hungarian accent that posed no problems for me to clearly understand.
The book starts out with a discussion of the difference between pleasure and enjoyment. Fairly subtle, but important differences.
Excellent listing and examples of his 8 elements ...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.
-Appeals to ...more
He is noted for both his work in the study of happiness and creativity and also for his notoriously difficult name, i ...more