Csikszentmihalyi believes that it is very easy for the human brain to be negative and chaotic and for us to turn this negativity on ourselves. Through the imposition of goals, the deliberate focusing of consciousness and the loss of a sense of self, flow allows to establish order and grow and develop as individuals. So flow is important because it -
· gives us the opportunity to ‘achieve mastery over consciousness’
· allows us to become much more complex, developed individuals
· builds ‘psychological capital’
· allows us to have ‘optimal experience’.