I am reading Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi book on FLOW and there are some wonderful pieces of advice on how to achieve flow in any job. Many of us have boring projects, difficult meetings, or even an unfulfilling job. But there are tips to change your day into something that is much more positive and fulfilling.
Our 3 posts today talk about the ‘Never Ending Workday’ – and if you are feeling you are at this place in your life, as a start watch this video from Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi on Flow… and if you are interested in taking a deeper look buy his book ‘Flow’
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi has contributed pioneering work to our understanding of happiness, creativity, human fulfillment and the notion of “flow” — a state of heightened focus and immersion in activities such as art, play and work.
Why you should listen
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi says creativity is a central source of meaning in our lives. A leading researcher in positive psychology, he has devoted his life to studying what makes people truly happy: “When we are involved in [creativity], we feel that we are living more fully than during the rest of life.” He is the architect of the notion of “flow” — the creative moment when a person is completely involved in an activity for its own sake.
Csikszentmihalyi teaches psychology and management at Claremont Graduate University, focusing on human strengths such as optimism, motivation and responsibility. He’s the director the the Quality of Life Research Center there. He has written numerous books and papers about the search for joy and fulfillment.