The Sought-After Feeling Of Flow

The Sought-After Feeling Of Flow

The concept of flow was popularized by positive psychologist Mihály Csíkszentmihályi, who researched this type of enjoyable immersion by speaking to artists, athletes, and other people who often "lose themselves" in their work. Flow is characterized by a feeling of strong concentration, intense focus, and a lack of concern for almost everything else around you, including physical needs such as eating! Experiencing flow is also referred to as "being in the zone."


Key Facts In This Video

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    The concept of flow was introduced by Hungarian psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, who was fascinated by how artists got lost in their work. (1:18)

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    The experience of flow requires a good balance between the perceived challenges of the task and one's perceived skills. (2:41)

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    Flow is possible in almost any discipline, but requires persistent devotion. (4:09)

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