As in my last article, I must stress that I am not licensed to give clinical advice, merely draw upon experience and what I have witnessed with friends.
However, if you recognize the above patterns in your daily routine, perhaps I can offer an alternate solution.
Unique value proposition:
For people stuck in in a daily routine who are tired of common methods of temporary stress relief, skydiving is a unique way to break the cycle of learned helplessness, feel empowered, and make a step towards fulfillment by offering a chance to face your fears, discover a new perspective on life, and rediscover the beauty of nature.
Allow me to elaborate on how skydiving can be such a powerful tool.
Skydiving allows you to confront a plethora of fears that are associated with the fear of extinction, mutilation, and the loss of autonomy.
Facing your fears unlocks potential in all aspects of life.
If you recognize a pattern of fear controlling your actions, facing one can help you to overcome another.
It unlocks a feeling of confidence, intensity, beauty, power, and freedom when you allow yourself to discover new emotions and explore the top-tier needs of humanity (love/belonging, esteem, and self-actualization).
- Discover a new perspective
“The optimist sees the donut the pessimist sees the hole.” – Oscar Wilde
Perspective is everything.
We are a collection of our experiences and especially in this world where personalization and customization is expected, we develop a narrow-minded point of view via confirmation bias.
The artificial intelligence algorithm used by YouTube is uniquely created to push you further down the rabbit hole of your own views.
Skydiving allows you to see the world from a new perspective both literally and culturally.
The majority of people live life seeing the earth from the ground up unless it is in picture/video format.
You gain an entirely new appreciation of the Earth’s beauty and the forces of nature (mainly gravity) when you are falling towards the ground from 13,000 feet in the air.
Additionally, there is a culture in skydiving that is pure and fun-loving that is hard to come by in a world overrun by technology and stress.
The people you will meet are the perfect blend of careful (in regards to safety) and carefree (in regards to stress management).
Exposure to this culture allows you to see that pure joy still exists and this aspect in itself will push actively fight the stress in your life.
- Re-discover the beauty of nature
No matter where you go, skydiving offers an amazing view of the Earth and unlike in many settings today, there is no chance of missing out on this.
You are forced to unglue yourself from your cell phone screen.
After freefall, you will spend 5-7 minutes gliding through the air under a parachute.
After realizing your chute opened and the worst of your fears are mainly over, you can just enjoy the view and sail through the air.
All in all, skydiving can provide a healthy method of stress relief that opens your world to new emotions, perspectives, sights, and friendships.
I just can’t promise that you won’t become addicted ;) .
Are you ready to feel empowered?