Our worlds have been forever changed by this recent pandemic and it has been a sea of confusion trying to sort out facts. No matter where you stand on the issue, one thing for sure, mental health has taken a front seat during COVID-19. Many are coping in many different ways so we wanted to share how skydiving can help you deal with the stresses of this new normal as many believe skydiving is great for your mental health.
WHAT HAPPENS IN THE BRAIN WHEN YOU SKYDIVE
It is common knowledge that skydiving pumps your adrenaline, but what is actually happening in the brain? The intensity of certain activities – such as skydiving – elicits the brain to secrete adrenaline, serotonin, and dopamine. The evolutionary chemicals that have helped us survive from the dangers of a world long ago that initiates the fight or flight response. Thus it heightens awareness, increases blood flow, and increases energy amongst other things. This boost can help shift your perspective as you become wholly immersed in the experience, taking you out of the day-to-day stresses and into the present moment.
SKYDIVING GIVES YOU A NEW PERSPECTIVE
Many people feel elated, confident, and full of energy that lasts a long time after skydiving. In fact, it’s so exhilarating that many people jump over and over again, and even change their life goals and/or shift their life perspectives because of what skydiving had shown them. And yes, some that thought they’d never would have even gone on to earn their skydiving license! Regardless of the path you take after your first jump, we know that going way outside of your comfort zone will give you a new outlook on life. All great benefits in handling the stresses of COVID-19!
SKYDIVING IS EMPOWERING
Our society has displaced the true meaning of empowerment as much emphasis has been placed on material things and wealth. However, when we put our beliefs into action, it gives us the power to change and gives us confidence. For example, many say, “do something that scares you every day.” Which is easier said than done. But when a person goes skydiving, they endow a new power of that experience and thus empowers them.
Yes, we may be biased but we’re speaking from experience. Skydiving is not just for adrenaline junkies, but for anyone seeking adventure or wanting to experience the present moment or to even cope with stress. If you’re ready to skydive, we’re ready to welcome you to this awesome sport.