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Seligman on Flow

First defined by psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi in his book Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience, flow describes the state in which a person it fully immersed in an activity with such focus he/she loses track of time and self-consciousness. His colleague and leader in the field of Positive Psychology, Martin Seligman identifies flow as a component necessary for authentic happiness.

Think of flow moments you may have had playing a musical instrument, playing a sport, creating art, or juggling. Not all of the time you have spent practicing would be considered flow - we've all had tough practice sessions! But in those moments when we stretch ourselves and hit that zone, we know it and it feels amazing.

What talents and strengths will you utilize to find flow today?

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