Improv Quote of the Day: Flow!

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi – Flow – 04

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi – Flow – 04 (Photo credit: evalottchen)

Contrary to expectation, flow usually happens not during relaxing moments of leisure and entertainment, but rather when we are actively involved in a difficult enterprise, in a task that stretches our mental and physical abilities.

– Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

It turns out that watching TV is not at all a flowful activity. People generally report higher levels of stress, depression, and tension after watching TV. It seems that TV’s main virtue is that it occupies the mind undemandingly. Flow is hard to achieve without effort. Flow is not wasting time.

– Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi