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Creativity and Flow


We use creativity—the capacity to generate new ideas and solve problems—every day in our work and hobbies.

Most of us from time to time experience a state of flow—being completely absorbed in what we’re doing. Researchers are finding that in addition to contributing to our work satisfaction, creativity and flow are connected to positive emotions and our overall happiness.

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