Forgive me climbers for I have sinned, it has been 6 days since my last climb…
There’s no real reason for this, sometimes things get in the way of what I want to do because 1. I let them and 2. I feel like I have to do other things first. It’s kind of stressful and makes me anxious. Also I’m a creature of habit so when my routines are disrupted it takes me a little time to adjust, and I think this is why I’ve not been climbing regularly this week. In retrospect, climbing would of been a flipping good idea to distract and de-stress! So in light of this I’ve made a list of things to help get me motivated, or psyched as the climbing world would say:
– Watch others climb. I’m sure I’ve said this before, but we are in this magical age where we can whip out a phone and watch anything our hearts desire (get your mind out of the gutter). So using this amazing technology to watch some lead or bouldering World Cup hi-lights, catch up on the latest achievements, or enjoy an Epic TV video can help to get inspired.
– Listen to your song. We all have that guilty love for a cheesy song, and music is one of the few things that can change my mood. Whack it on, turn up the volume, and bask in the glory of the sound. Livin La Vida Loca anyone? Gangam style? No? Okay, I’ll stop.
– Just go to the crag or gym. This is the main thing I guess, just get up and go there! Even if I don’t end up climbing it can be good for the mind and soul. I find the climbing community one of the most accepting, and a crag or gym are some of the few places where you can find people from so many different backgrounds all bonding.