Using the template provided or in your journal, complete the exercise to explore your own pre-climbing rituals. It might help for you to go climbing to identify unconscious rituals.
Instructions: Sketch out your pre-climb activities or rituals in words, notes or drawings using the following categories as the basis of your explorations. Include inconsistencies, what works best, what you notice.
The month before
The week before
The day before
The night before
At the wall
At the crag
Read the article: Arcteryx – Rituals Blog Post
How do the rituals described in the article compare to your own experience? Write a response in your journal.
There are evidenced benefits to developing a preparation ritual. Preparations before and after taking part in physical activity have been shown to help people to:
* Reduce the real risks
* Reduce the illusory fears
* Calm the mind
* Create positive feelings
* Make conscious & informed decisions
* Focus the mind in the momentLeave a comment about what you’ve learnt about your own rituals and how it might impact you in your climbing. When you’re finished, click next.