The Psychology of Engagement With Everyday Life
By (author) Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
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Finding Flow by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Book DescriptionPart psychological study, part self-help book, Finding Flow is a prescriptive guide that helps us reclaim ownership of our lives. Based on a far-reaching study of thousands of individuals, Finding Flow contends that we often walk through our days unaware and out of touch with our emotional lives. Our inattention makes us constantly bounce between two extremes: during much of the day we live filled with the anxiety and pressures of our work and obligations, while during our leisure moments, we tend to live in passive boredom. The key, according to Csikszentmihalyi, is to challenge ourselves with tasks requiring a high degree of skill and commitment. Instead of watching television, play the piano. Transform a routine task by taking a different approach. In short, learn the joy of complete engagement. Thought they appear simple, the lessons in Finding Flow are life-altering.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780465024117
(203mm x 135mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Basic Books
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 16-Mar-1998
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Running Flow, Paperback / softback (January 2017)
The ability to enter into a flow state of mind will help any runner overcome the psychological barriers associated with a race. With Running Flow, pioneering flow researcher Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi gives you tools and strategies for experiencing the power of flow.
Flow, Paperback (July 2008)
Originally published: New York: Harper & Row, 1990.
Experience Sampling Method, Paperback (September 2006)» View all books by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Brings together the theoretical foundations and practical applications of this indispensable methodology. This title provides information for anyone interested in how people go about their daily lives.
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Author Biography - Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi is professor of psychology and education at the University of Chicago. He is the author of a number of books, including the bestselling Flow, The Evolving Self, Creativity, and Being Adolescent.
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