The flow experience csikszentmihalyi

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The flow experience csikszentmihalyi

  1. 1. Experiencing physical problems and mistakes Inability to maintain appropriate attentional focus Flow state blockers Example of Intrinsic Motivation Negative mental attitude Seemingly effortless Lack of audience response Intrinsically joyful Development of a positive mental attitude Your whole being is involved Positive precompetitive affect Inner movement Youre using your skills to the utmost During contest Positive competitive affect Every action, movement, and thought Maintaining appropriate attentional focus Flow state facilitators Like playing jazz follows inevitably from the previous onePerception of being prepared Physical readiness Interesting itself Teammates When you engage in activity For its own sake Unity with Coach No external purpose Challenge of the task Enjoyed Balance must be struck between Something that is to be Skill of the performer Appreciated The Flow Experience - CsikszentmihalyiFlow cannot occur If the task is too easy or too difficult Total absorption in a task State of consciousness Matched Optimal level of functioning Skill level and challenge level must be Hight Self-contained activityApathy results If skill and challenge are low and matched Requirements Not with the expectation of some future benefit Done Mindfulness Autotelic Experience Simply because the doing itself is the reward Meditation The ego falls away Time flies Yoga Focused attention End in itself Alexander Technique Martial arts © Ivan Staroversky - www.StarOverSky.com

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