What makes you feel that way?

‘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?

    1. 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.


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