Story by Aditya Shukla Research by mihaly csikszentmihalyi

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The combo of Skill level and task difficulty give you 8 mood experiences, including flow, stress, and boredom

... the torch bearer of positive psychology, studied how a person's skill level and challenge at work create unique moods at work that affect productivity and work satisfaction.

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

The experience fluctuation chart

What's your experience Today?

Each of the 8 experiences is based on a combination of your current skill level and the challenge you experience at work

If the challenge is high and your skill is low, you experience worry, stress and anxiety

If the challenge is low and your skill is high, you feel bored or relaxed

If you are moderately skilled and feeling challenged, you are motivated and aroused at work.

And finally, if you feel challenged at the limit of your capacity and your skill is high, you enter the glorious productive flow state.