The Psychology Of Optimal Experience by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Without enjoyment life can be endured, and it can even be pleasant. But it can be so only precariously, depending on luck and the cooperation of the external environment. To gain personal control over the quality of experience, however, one needs to learn how to build enjoyment into what happens day in and day out.
The processes that come together in scrapbooking have taught me how to build enjoyment into my everyday — like I said in my interview with Ali, we ought to start listing our books in the self-help section of the bookstore.
It’s NOT about the pictures, the pages or even the completed projects — it’s about leading a vibrant, productive, HAPPY lifestyle.