Thursday, October 22, 2009

Climbing and Flow

Don’t think you can actually do two things at once. Even when you think you’re doing more than one thing simultaneously—say, driving and talking on a cell phone—you aren’t.”

It’s likely that some of the good feelings we get from climbing comes from the act of focusing on the task at hand. From the climber paying attention only to what is happening right now as s/he reaches for a hold. And because there’s a risk to climbing, it’s even more likely we will focus on what we’re doing.

I thought of that as I read about how multi-tasking inhibits problem-solving and increases stress. Some more articles on flow and multi-tasking here and here. We wrote about this before here.

1 comment:

Lisa said...

I really like this post.