Could These 2 Extreme Sports Be the Definitive Answer to Your Fear?
You fear various things that are all legit but what is the probability of them occurring. Will the plane really crash because your fear of flying says so? These extreme sports should be part of your to do list.
Fear takes many forms and everybody has to grapple with some kind of fear. Some seem really silly while others are really frightening, whatever fear it is most people aren’t willing to face it.
According to Psychology Today, fear is healthy. Fear is hardwired in your brain, and for good reason. Feeling fear is neither abnormal nor a sign of weakness: The capacity to be afraid is part of normal brain function. In fact, a lack of fear may be a sign of serious brain damage.
But facing that fear is the best way to kill and challenge your fears. This is where sports come into play; fear bursting can be done with a sport. But just not any sport but there are some sports that can do it right.
You have sports that will push you and force you to face that fear dead in the eye.
So let’s check out this sport activities one by one.
1. Awesome Bungee Jumping
If the fear of heights makes you all paralysed you got to try this sport. You are set up in a high place and pushed off the high place with a sort of a rope tied onto you of course.
Don’t worry this isn’t a horror movie where the bungee cord will snap and you’ll fall to your death. Fortunately it's one of the most popular extreme sports that there are even competitions for it.
According to HealthResearchFunding.org, the risks of having an accident while bungee jumping is 1:500,000. There is a higher likelihood of death when you drive at speeds of more than 100 mph than there is in bungee jumping. Also human error is the #1 reason why bungee jumping deaths occur.
You’ll be afraid and when you do it, you’ll scream and shout and once done you will just be fine but your heart still racing. What you had feared you have just done it and you came out on the other side okay.
According to Medium, bungee jumping can be useful as a way to condition yourself for fear and risk. For those that jump nearly everyone expresses their initial fear, but an intense feeling of accomplishment afterwards. The memory of overcoming the fear can be important to changing your mindset and improve your performance the next time you are overcome with fright.
2. Scary Skydiving
You are on a plane high in the sky and your instructor tells you to jump from a flying plane wearing a parachute bag. Will you do it or become totally paralysed and not make a single move?
Your fear will be telling you not to do it as your heart beats faster and faster at the thought of jumping out of a good functioning plane.
According to Readers Digest, Out of the 4.2 million jumps in 2015, 21 were fatalities. That’s 0.005 fatalities per 1,000 jumps. Ninety-nine (99%) percent of skydiving accidents are human error, where the skydiver does something wrong.
Don’t worry you won’t do it alone and you don’t have to be an expert for you to do such a sport.
It will be beautiful, scary and frightening but you have to do it. Once you land on the earth, your face will light up at the thought that you just did it, you faced your fear and all is well.
According to Readers Digest, the minute you land, you’ll want to go skydiving again. You never fully recover from the rush of adrenaline and ecstasy that skydiving brings because it always leaves you wanting more. Skydiving can also stir up a life-changing confidence in many jumpers.
Just as the famous actor Will Smith attested to this when he skydived in Dubai. He admited that although he let fear consume him in the build-up to jumping out of a plane, as soon as he took the leap, he regretted every emotion he'd previously felt.
As Will Smith says, "In one second, you realise it's the most blissful experience of your life. You're flying, there's zero fear. You realise at the point of maximum danger is minimum fear. Why were you scared in your bed the night before? What do you need that fear for?"
"Everything up to the stepping out, there's actually no reason to be scared. It only just ruins your day. The best things in life are on the other side of terror. On the other side of your maximum fear are all of the best things in life."
Even your favourite celebrities admit to the amazing benefits of skydiving. You will face your fear and all those thoughts racing in your mind are not helpful to you. Just take part in a skydiving event and it will be one of the best life changing extreme sports for you and your fear.
Fear can be conquered by just taking action. You will be so proud and happy with yourself that you faced the fear and survived. What this type of fear bursting with sports will teach you is the fact that fear is not only true but also an illusion.
You are afraid of doing a bungee jump or skydiving, so you better do now. Conquering that one or two fears will be of great help for you due to the fact that you will realise that you can do it and eventually have a strong self-belief.
You will not only conquer your fears but imagine the confidence boost after doing such sports. You might actually become a thrillseeker and have awesome experience
Have you tried any of these sports before to conquer your fears? Do you know of any other extreme sports that I haven’t mentioned?
Then do share and tell in the comments section below. I would love to hear from you. Also share this with your friends and family, sharing is caring.
Until next time.