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This Ted talk helps to understand that "meh" feeling and how to get out of the slump.

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How to stop languishing and start finding flow

How to stop languishing and start finding flow

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Languishing

At some point in our lives, we may just feel "meh", not depressed, but not good, not burned out, but not fired up. When you're languishing, you have a feeling of emptiness, stagnation and listlessness.

Languishing is part of the human condition. It can disrupt your focus an...

Researchers found that the best predictor of well-being is not optimism - it is flow. Flow is the state of being absorbed in the present. For example, it might be cooking or running or gardening where you lose track of time and your sense of self.

  1. Mastery. Psychologists find that a sense of progress helps us feel motivated and joyful. Even small wins can make us feel motivated. 
  2. Mindfulness - Focusing your full attention on one task. When we task switch every 10 minutes, we lo...

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