Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Intro to the experience of flow

Hi All, Are you familiar with the concept and experience of "flow"? This is when you are so immersed in an activity that you awareness and action blend, you are unaware of time passing, you are not self-conscious but rather completely present to what you are doing.

One of the elements that creates flow experience is that the activity is neither too easy nor too hard, there is a balance between one's capacity and the task at hand. I think this further illuminates the idea that yes, graduate school is challenging... this sometimes creates anxiety for students, but I also believe that if it were less challenging, it would be less engaging.

Here's an intro to FLOW, a concept developed by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi:

Cheering you on in your work,

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