Flow – Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

flow Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

The elements of enjoyment:

  1. A challenging activity that requires skill
  2. The merging of action and awareness
  3. Clear goals and feedback
  4. Concentration on the task at hand
  5. The paradox of control (meaning, not being in control but exercising it)

The Autotelic Self:

  1. Setting goals – don’t conduct activities at random nor as a result of outside determining forces, but because you have chosen to
  2. Becoming immersed in an activity
  3. Paying attention to what is happening
  4. Learning to enjoy immediate experiences