You've got some downtime at the end of a long week, and you have a couple options: you could break out your trusty guitar and play for a few hours, or crash on the couch and catch up on your favorite TV show. After a week like yours, we'll bet you'll go with the second option. Research shows that you're more likely to go with the easier activity, even if you know that the more challenging one will make you happier.
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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. 01:18
The experience of flow requires a good balance between the perceived challenges of the task and one's perceived skills. 02:41
Flow is possible in almost any discipline, but requires persistent devotion. 04:09