Conscious Culture 56: Why Experiencing ‘Flow’ Feels So Good
Jan 06, 2022 12:26 am
Why Experiencing ‘Flow’ Feels So Good
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This week's newsletter dives into:
- Why experiencing ‘flow’ feels good
- How disruptions happen
- Money rules
- How to be a better listener.
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“People often say flow is like “being in the zone.” Psychologists Jeanne Nakamura and Csíkszentmihályi describe it as something more. 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 control over the situation. That the experience is not physically or mentally taxing.”
“We can’t know in advance exactly how a disruption will end. What history can teach us is what the circumstances are that lead to a disruption. It can make us realize what we might be facing as a result of the situation we are in today.”
“Getting rich and staying rich are different things that require different skills.”
“Listening is a complex job, with many different subtasks, and it’s possible to be good at some and bad at others. Rather than thinking of yourself as a “good listener” or a “bad listener,” it can be useful to evaluate yourself on the subskills of active listening.”
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