3 Questions to Help You Find Flow
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.