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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ISBN-13: 9780465045136
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 05/01/1997
Series: MasterMinds Series
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.91(w) x 9.55(h) x 0.82(d)

About the Author

Mihaly Csikszentmihaly is Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Management at Claremont Graduate University and the founder and co-director of the Quality of Life Research Center. He is the author of a number of books, including the bestselling Flow, The Evolving Self, Creativity, and Being Adolescent. He lives in Claremont, California

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Finding Flow: The Psychology of Engagement with Everyday Life 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book has lots of interesting ideas about how to reach a state of happiness moment by moment in your life. The author discusses that this optimal state can be reached in any type of circumstance if approached in the right way. And he discusses the right way or at least a few of them. I'd recommend this book and 'The Ever-Transcending Spirit' by Toru Sato to anyone in search for real happiness. 'The Ever-Transcending Spirit' explains this experience in a wider context, in relation to consciousness, development, close relationships, and evolution. Both books are truly excellent and have been the most helpful to me in my search.
tyroeternal on LibraryThing 10 months ago
I found this book to be an enjoyable introduction to the concept of flow. The combination of self-help meets science, along with it's small size made the topic enjoyable and interesting. Despite the author's tendency to stray a bit far into humanistic realms than I choose to follow, I moved on to read this book's prequel: 'Flow'.
timbrown5 on LibraryThing 10 months ago
Concept that our leisure can be active and passive; we can involve ourselves in short-term rewarding relaxation t-v watching with diminishing returns, or more fulfilling active study, learning an instrument, experimentation, or hobby where there is high-difficulty and high-skill.. In these situations it may require and initial investment of time before a sense of getting somewhere; the author refers to the sense of time-flying, as 'flow.' An 'Autotelic' person is one who has purpose on the inside, and isn't as much motivated by outside rewards, or is self-motivated; a self-starter. He suggests that a person learning music, to be a scientist, doing prayer/meditation, or working out, focus on building attention rather than the rewards that may follow from the discipline. Building attention and concentration will improve flow in said person's life. Highly interesting book with better core ideas than most, but with some filler and repetition.