Flow State (Psychology)
- Is a mental state in which a person is performing an activity:
- fully immersed;
- high focus;
- full involvement and enjoyment.
- It's the most efficient state when doing a task.
- Lose awareness of all other things.
- The person may lose the sense of time.
- Named by Mihály Csíkszentmihályi in 1975.
- Three conditions have to be met to achieve a flow state:
- Clear goals and progress.
- Clear and immediate feedback.
- The task difficult must match the person's skill level.
- If task difficult < person skill: boredom.
- If task difficult = person skill: flow.
- If task difficult > person skill: anxiety.
- According to Mihály Csíkszentmihályi, we can process about 110 bits of information per second.
- Person in flow state decided to use all these bits on the task.
- There is no more attention to be allocated.
Last Mile in a Software Project
No B.S. Time Management for Entrepreneurs
This book is expressively for entrepreneurs and business owners who wear many hats—those who can't resist piling more responsibility onto his own shoulders, who has more great ideas that time and resources to take advantage of them, who runs (not walks) through each day. Your time is incredibly valuable to you, and you are constantly 'running out of it.'Books, April 04, 2021
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