The Flow State
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Published: July 2, 2015
Hey guys ! I'm really busy those times and unable to answer your comments and check your own stuff for now, sorry for that, i've read them all though and will answer as soon as I have a day off.

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Bullet; Red But here's a quick journal about something I found really interesting : Flow !

I learned about it during my course, and it's also fairly related to the two polls I've done, so I needed to share it !
Flow is a state of mind, close to ecstasy, that creative people reach when they are at their best, when they find the right balance between skills and challenges. It's truly important for artist to know how it is for them I think, so I let you with the specialist in this domain : Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi.

It's a TED video (quality here), so there is a good subtitles system too, for kind of every language :)

If you like the psychological approach of art and creativity in general, or had/have some motivation issues, check the vid, especially the diagrams at the end. Still it's a rather quick overview of the principle so the most interesting might be his book, that I will definitively buy and read myself.
So... Amazon, my friend : Flow - The psychology of Optimal Experience !

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Bullet; Red As always, let me know your thoughts about the subject :
- Is this psycho approach important to you  ? Not really ?
- Have you already read books or watch vids about same kind of subject ? Interesting stuff to share ?
- Have you any "Psycho Guru" ?

And so on... :)

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Hihi - that's what I was writting about in my answer to Your poll :D Flow is my reason of... everything? haha I guess Yes ^^ I even wanted to add this link to what I wrote:… :) Great vid :) I love the theory of flow or of Selfactualisation (by Maslow). They show really good many important things :) Thank You for this journal :) I think the more people know about it - the more happy people they are :)
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Haha ! Funny because I finally decided to answer people asap and just read your long comment that I've kept aside for a peaceful moment. I'll give a better answer on it, as soon as I've found something to eat x)

Thanks for refering to Maslow, I don't know him as well and will look at it !
I suppose you highly recommend the book Flow then ? :)
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