It's very likely that we have to adapt our goals - or at least the time-frame of our goals - due to the current crisis. Of course, it's upsetting that competitions are cancelled or that we can't go outside now when there are perfect conditions for sending our project. None knows when there will be competitions again, when we're allowed to climb outside again or generally, when our lives are back to normal again. This whole uncertainty often leads to us experiencing uncomfortable emotions such as anxiety, insecurity, anger, frustration or something similar.
Here are some ideas of what might be helpful:
1) Think of your long-term goals. What's your vision? What drives you to keep going and to train during this period?
2) Adapt your goals realistically for the "time after". You can't guarantee nor expect to start exactly where you stopped before the lockdown. Unlink your expectations from your goals. Ask yourself: what realistic right now? What's the best you can do?
3) Set yourself intermediate goals for this period, maybe even for every training session if you find it hard to motivate yourself. What do you want to achieve today?
4) And last but not least, try to "get back to the roots". Why do you climb? If you find that intermediate goals or the fear of what's awaiting you afterwards is rather paralyzing you, it might help to set yourself so-called process goals instead. So instead of focusing on the outcome, focus on the process: how do you want to do this exercise? How do you want to get through this period? How do you want to keep training. One answer could be: "trying your best you can" 😊
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