Hack to enjoying your life more
If someone asked us what would really make us happy, we would likely say, to be on vacation in a hammock. No stress, no to-do’es.
But that's not the whole picture.
Studies done by psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi and described in his book “Flow” showed us that our best moments are when we have to concentrate fully to do something that we find hard, but important.
We as humans need to feel productive to be happy.
But it’s not enough to feel productive, we also have to be able to get into this state of “Flow” - this deeply concentrated, meaningful mode.
There are two reasons for this.
Being in flow creates a deep sense of purpose and happiness. This of course is amazing in itself.
But flow also offsets all the other daily annoyances. Or in other words. If you can think back on a day with moments of flow and deep satisfaction, then the annoying mail from your boss or coworker won’t feel like such a big deal.
👉 Put simply concentrating fully on a task for periods of time during the day will help you tap into more happiness - and help you tune out things that normally drags your mood down.
What does all of this have to do with smartphone usage?
To get into this state of “flow” we need to be able to concentrate fully on a task for longer periods at a time.
This means that if you look at your phone every 15 minutes then you will never get to feel a state of flow and thereby cheating yourself out of more happiness.
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