The Yes/No Book is filled with new and specific concepts in personal effectiveness and time management.� To make a valuable resource for readers, and to introduce non-readers to some of the core concepts of the book, I am preparing a dictionary.

It will be in 13 parts (Superstitious? I�m not) and will have around 50 entries.

Part 7: Happiness

A balanced and happy life is one where you are able to get the right mixture of goal- and desire-directed activities.

�All work and no play make Jack or Jane
miserable, dull and unfulfilled.�


Hedonic Happiness (abs noun); the pleasure and joy of the moment.� See also Desire-directed activities.

Eudaimonic Happiness (abs noun); the happiness, contentment and well-being we feel, when we are happy with our lives.

Serendipity (abs noun); an unexpected discovery, made by chance

Flow�state (abs noun); the state we enter when we do something we are good at, to the limit of our skills and experience, and we have a clear goal in mind and the ability to track our progress. Here we lose all track of time and have a deep sense of satisfaction from what we are doing. The term was coined by psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi and is the subject of his book, �Flow�.


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