Flow, Flow: The Classic Work on How to Achieve Happiness, Fun, Martin Seligman, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Positive Psychology, Psychology
What brings out the fun in you? Do you allow yourself to enjoy activities without being concerned about results? Are playing games fun? What about doing puzzles? Do you like social fun?
When was the last time you got so involved in an activity that you lost all track of time? This is called being in “flow.” Proposed by Mihály Csíkszentmihályi, the positive psychology concept Flow is the mental state of operation in which a person in an activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and success in the process of the activity. The state of flow can happen while creating something artistic, writing, cooking, building something, playing a sport, walking or running, playing a game, gardening, or almost any other activity. It can happen while you are doing something alone or with others.
If you have children or spend time with children, teach and model having fun. There is way too much to be serious about in the adult world. The problems of the world will not be solved by worrying about them. In fact, they just may be solved by us connecting with ourselves and each other having fun and getting along better.
Love, Health & Happiness,