Part psychological study, part self-help book, Finding Flow is a prescriptive guide that helps us reclaim ownership of our lives. Based on a far-reaching study of thousands of individuals,Finding Flow contends that we often walk through our days unaware and out of touch with our emotional lives. Our inattention makes us constantly bounce between two extremes:during much of the day we live filled with the anxiety and pressures of our work and obligations, while during our leisure moments, we tend to live in passive boredom. The key, according to Csikszentmihalyi,is to challenge ourselves with tasks requiring a high degree of skill and commitment.
This is a part psychological study and part self-help book on how to find the tools to lead richer more vital lives. The writer is a well-respected professor and researcher at the University of Chicago and has written other well-respected works.