A new edition of the psychology classic that teaches readers how to unlock their true creativity and sustain it.
For more than three decades Mihály Csíkszentmihályi has been studying states of "optimal experience" –those times when people repost feelings of concentration and deep enjoyment. These investigations have revealed that what makes experience genuinely satisfying is a state of consciousness called flow–a state of concentration so focused that it amounts to absolute absorption in an activity. Flow reveals how this pleasurable state can, in fact, be controlled, and not just left to chance, by setting ourselves challenges that will improve the quality of life.
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