Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi is a psychology professor at
Claremont Graduate University
invented the concept of flow "
also known as the zone, 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."
Although this book is over 20 years old, it has timeless wisdom that will help you think about how to create optimal experiences in your life.
My personal theory is that doing and learning Math can inspire the zone and can help people experience a flow event. This book recommends that happiness can be experienced most by people who are
or purposeful. Check out the
and/or read the
TED Talk Transcript