3 Ques­tions to Help You Find Flow

Climbing - - SKILLS -

1 How present can you be?

If you find your­self lost in thought, maybe it’s time to sharpen your mind with some mind­ful­ness skills like med­i­ta­tion or yoga. The sim­ple prac­tice of bring­ing your mind back to the present mo­ment is an in­valu­able tool whilst climb­ing.

2 Are you push­ing your­self enough?

In or­der to learn men­tally and phys­i­cally, we need to exit our com­fort zones. Only when we step out­side them can we truly be cre­ative. Mon­i­tor how of­ten you’re chal­leng­ing your­self by keep­ing a climb­ing di­ary. Count how many times you fell off at your limit— the more the bet­ter! Re­mem­ber, any day you tried hard and learned some­thing new is a good day climb­ing.

3 Are you op­ti­miz­ing your emo­tional states?

Some peo­ple climb bet­ter re­laxed, while oth­ers climb bet­ter amped up. This is called “op­ti­mal level of arousal.” Ex­per­i­ment us­ing dif­fer­ent mu­sic— from sooth­ing to ag­gres­sive— to see which helps you climb bet­ter.

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