‘I’m in flow when I read this book.’
[What about that book makes it a fluid experience for you?]
‘I am frustrated with my job this evening.’
[What about your job has made you feel frustrated?]
‘I like how this abstract painting looks. I prefer it to that one over there.’
[What elements of this abstract painting appeal to you?]
Breaking down a feeling can be hard work. But it often helps us learn surprising things.
2 thoughts on “What makes you feel that way?”
Question – how do you avoid the trap of overanalysing? Isn’t it enough to be in flow, why does one need to analyse “why”?
Asking “why” you were in flow can probably help you reconstruct the conditions that caused the flow state.
True – overanalysis is a trap. I suspect, however, that most people don’t analyze enough.