Flow

Flow

  • The Classic Work on How to Achieve Happiness
  • Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
  • Personal Development/Psychology
  • Amazon.co.uk

Considering that this book is about concentrating, I really struggled to finish it. The only book in recent years that I’ve stopped reading half way through and read another book.

Flow is the name given to a specific state of mind. When you are concentrating on a task, that is stimulating and challenging and you feel that time is just flying by.

Before reading the book I did know what this was. I had myself experienced it in the past, either at work, or more recently in the evening when I’ve been working on my own projects. I did think that this could only happen if your mind was completely absorbed and engrossed with the task at hand. I didn’t realise that you could experience flow doing a job that some would consider mundane, like working on a factory assembly line.

It’s certainly an interesting subject but the book was a little too long for me. And I defy anyone to read all the notes in the back.

  • Reviewed on Monday, 29 December 2008
  • Tagged with book review