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Flow is the mental state of operation in which a person performing an activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and enjoyment in the process of the activity. In essence, flow is characterized by complete absorption in what one does. Proposed by Mihály Csíkszentmihályi, this positive psychology concept has been widely referenced across a variety of fields.[1]

Csíkszentmihályi identifies the following six factors as encompassing an experience of flow. [3]
1. intense and focused concentration on the present moment
2. merging of action and awareness
3. a loss of reflective self-consciousness
4. a sense of personal control or agency over the situation or activity
5. a distortion of temporal experience, one's subjective experience of time is altered
6. experience of the activity as intrinsically rewarding, also referred to as autotelic experience
These aspects can appear independently of each other, but only in combination do they constitute a so-called flow experience.

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Anda M Flow Tribe

Contributorgold Anda M Great idea for a tribe, thank you for the invite, Brad! Right up my alley! :)

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Brad N Flow Tribe

Brad N created the guide Tribesports and flow

I have taken part in a number of conversations on tribesports recently around what I would consider flow experiences in relation to peoples various workouts and activities.

I simply was curious if people would like the opportunity through this...

Jeff C and Eunice Y encouraged this.

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  • Brad
  • Smithy
  • Vanessa
  • Tatiana
  • Danyka
  • Sarah
  • Éamonn
  • Raimonda
  • Connor
  • Amber
  • Matteo
  • Pronsias (Frank)
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16th June 2014


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