Coffee & Musings 7 – Flow

A quote on a purple background. "people are happiest when they are in a state of flow—a state of concentration or complete absorption with the activity at hand and the situation." Flow by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

In the latest episode of Coffee & Musings I talk a little bit more about Flow.

The theory behind Flow is that “people are happiest when they are in a state of flow—a state of concentration or complete absorption with the activity at hand and the situation.” 

I read from the book Flow – by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi.

The eight characteristics of flow are:

– Complete concentration on the task;
– Clarity of goals and reward in mind and immediate feedback;
– Transformation of time (speeding up/slowing down);
– The experience is intrinsically rewarding;
– Effortlessness and ease;
– There is a balance between challenge and skills;
– Actions and awareness are merged, losing self-conscious rumination;
– There is a feeling of control over the task.

https://positivepsychology.com/mihaly-csikszentmihalyi-father-of-flow/

If you’re interested in Flow and want to find out more, I recommend Mihaly’s Ted Talk which can be found here: 

Over the next couple of weeks, maybe start to think about activities where you achieve a flow state (and it’s absolutely OK if you can’t!).  If you feel happy to share, let me know your flow activities in the comments.

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