Last October an influencer of mine, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, a Hungarian American psychologist, passed away. He wrote the book 'Flow: The Psychology of the Optimal Experience'.
“The best moments in our lives are not the passive, receptive, relaxing times . . . The best moments usually occur if a person’s body or mind is stretched to its limits in a voluntary effort to accomplish something difficult and worthwhile”
There is an idea that if you just had a bigger house or more money you would be happier. However, it has been proven that once your basis needs are met, having more of the above does not guarantee happiness. The ideal state of 'flow' comes when you are in the zone where your level of challenge and skills are equally matched. If you are too challenged it can cause anxiety or if you are not using your skills you are bored. For example, watching Netflix every night is low challenge/ low skill and can lead to a state of boredom or apathy. In contrast, if you are doing something you love and doing it well it can lead to flow. We’d love to hear from you. How often do you experience flow, and what type of activities lead to this experience?
Our free conference on the 22nd January between 10 - 2pm called 'How to Future Proof Your Life' will share ideas that will lead to more 'flow' in your life. Learn from six of our Team NLP top coaches and trainers. There will be free recordings sent out to all of you who register.
For more information and to sign up click here:
Looking forward to meeting you there.
Have a wonderful week.
Lindsey and all at Team NLP x