At some point in your climbing path–no matter who you are–you’ll likely become entangled in the trap of endless expectation, peer comparison, and the insidious need to always get better. Here’s how to overcome that and actually enjoy climbing again.
Most of you wouldn't talk to a friend like you do to yourself. Negative self-talk can influence our biochemistry, and lead to feelings of weaker muscles and higher stress. The good news is that there are many ways to challenge it and be present.