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Why does experiencing 'flow' feel so good? A communication scientist explains

Why does experiencing 'flow' feel so good? A communication scientist explains

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Flow is a state of “optimal experience” that each of us can incorporate into our everyday lives. One characterized by immense joy that makes a life worth living.

In the last years, researchers have gained a vast store of knowledge about what it is like to be in flow and how...

When people feel flow, they are in a state of intense concentration.

  • Their thoughts are focused on an experience rather than on themselves.
  • They lose a sense of time and feel as if there is a merging of their actions and their awareness. That they have contr...

What causes flow?

Flow occurs when a task’s challenge is balanced with one’s skill. In fact, both the task challenge and skill level have to be high. So long as that task’s challenge is high, and so are your skills, you should be able to achieve flow.

Researchers also know that people can ex...

For one thing, the experience can help people pursue their long-term goals. This is because research shows that taking a break to do something fun can help enhance one’s self-control, goal pursuit, and well-being.

A recent study also shows that flow helps people sta...

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