Finding Flow: The Psychology of Engagement with Everyday Life

Finding Flow: The Psychology of Engagement with Everyday Life

by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
     
 

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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…  See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780465024117
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
04/28/1998
Series:
Basic Books Masterminds Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
181
Sales rank:
296,939
Product dimensions:
5.34(w) x 8.02(h) x 0.52(d)
Lexile:
1280L (what's this?)

Meet the Author


Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi is professor of psychology and education at the University of Chicago. He is the author of a number of books, including the bestselling Flow, The Evolving Self, Creativity, and Being Adolescent.

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