Finding Flow

Finding Flow

The Psychology of Engagement With Everyday Life

Book - 1997 | 1st ed.
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Part psychological study, part self-help book, Finding Flow is a prescriptive guide that helps us reclaim ownership of our lives. Based on a far-reaching study of thousands of individuals, Finding Flow contends that we often walk through our days unaware and out of touch with our emotional lives. Our inattention makes us constantly bounce between two extremes: during much of the day we live filled with the anxiety and pressures of our work and obligations, while during our leisure moments, we tend to live in passive boredom. The key, according to Csikszentmihalyi, is to challenge ourselves with tasks requiring a high degree of skill and commitment. Instead of watching television, play the piano. Transform a routine task by taking a different approach. In short, learn the joy of complete engagement. Thought they appear simple, the lessons in Finding Flow are life-altering.
Publisher: New York : BasicBooks, c1997.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780465024117
9780465045136
0465045138
Branch Call Number: 158 C958
Characteristics: ix, 181 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.

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Dec 01, 2013

This was on the recommended reading list for a graduate course I took. Glad I read it - it changed how I view what I do, which in turn changed how I spend my time.

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