Cyber-psychologist Berni Goode talking about Flow on Charlie Brooker’s How Videogames Changed the World.
Flow is extremely important. So, so important.
It’s what keeps some people sane. It’s what drives the world’s most skilled and accomplished athletes, the most intense gamers, the hardcore hobbyists, even many of the most talented artists, musicians and actors - flow is what you get when unstoppable drive meets an unflinching will and unlimited dedication.
Flow is being utterly, truly “in the zone”. And it’s one of the most amazing feelings there is.
This is why finding a sport, or a hobby, or a martial art, or a handicraft, or a new video game, or any skill-based activity that uses focus and requires practice and repetition is so beneficial for things like depression and anxiety and overall mental/physical well-being.
…this is something I’ve been cultivating within my life without understanding what it is or how it works.
this is how i felt playing Tetris Attack as a kid and getting 20+ chains
An altered state of consciousness
flow is especially awesome when you slip into it when working on something you enjoy.
It’s wonderful to fall in and tune out the world until you snap back in and there’s something finished sitting infront of you
pokeddexy day 3: favorite dragon type
CUTE PSYCHIC DRAGON AIRPLANES WITH RETRACTABLE FORELIMBS will always hold a special place in my heart
i don’t care what y’all say this is still funny as hell
I don’t watch the wrasslin’ but I like the cut of this guy’s jib.
You guys don’t understand.
Other dudes had been calling him Beaker as an insult for months.
And then the Muppets hosted.
AND THIS FUCKING HAPPENED.
I don’t follow wrestling either but I will ALWAYS reblog this because of the comment above mine.
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