Happiness Through “Flow Experiences”

Happiness found through activities in which you lose track of time

happy fishermanIn her book, The How of Happiness, Dr. Sonja Lyubomirsky offers twelve different Happiness Habits. These are essentially things you can do in your life that will increase your Happiness. One of these she calls “Flow Experiences”. What she means are those activities in which you forget about time and become completely engrossed in the activity. Examples might be painting, writing, talking, playing chess, woodworking, fishing or praying. These are just a few examples of “Flow Experiences”. I’m sure you have at least a few such experiences of your own that are probably not on this short list of examples. Feel free to respond to this entry with activities that get YOU into the flow.

I offer this explanation of “Flow Experiences” because this upcoming Tuesday it will be one of two subject we will cover in Happiness 101. The other topic will be Savoring Life’s Joys. Happiness 101 is a FREE weekly class specifically about Happiness. Feel free to join us October 13th at 7pm. The address is 220 East 3900 South #7. You can always call 801-262-0317 for recorded informaton.


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