Beyond Boredom and Anxiety: Experiencing Flow in Work and Play

The original book on the experience of "flow" -- a groundbreaking work that launched an exciting new field of study for psychologists and a highly creative approach to living for millions of people around the world.
Now in a special 25th anniversary edition, this is the book that introduced readers to the concept of flow the state of peak enjoyment, energetic focus, and creative concentration experienced by chess masters, composers, rock climbers, dancers, basketball players, surgeons, and people generally engaged in adult play.
Written by the best-selling author who discovered and scientifically proved the existence of flow, Beyond Boredom and Anxiety presents Mihaly Csikszentmihalyis learnings from his scientific studies concerning a vast range of people in the state of flow.
Filled with brilliant insights and timeless wisdom, Beyond Boredom and Anxiety offers practitioners and academics an eminently readable introduction to the concept of flow and the scientific basis behind it. It introduces psychology students in a highly engaging way to research methodologies through the work of one of the fields great scientists. Finally, it gives all of us a compelling look at the origins of flow and how we can use it to transform our lives.