One of the most common reasons for going skydiving is an attempt to overcome your fear of heights or to seek a thrill—but what if your fear is the fear of skydiving itself, not just fear of heights?
Well, before we even get into the process of overcoming your fears, or rather facing your fears, let us say this: in our experience, the people who are the most afraid prior to the jump often have the most intense and fun times of anyone that we take with us.
For now, let’s talk about how to overcome your fear and get up in the air!
Go with friends
Skydiving in El Paso, TX can be a tremendous experience for you and your friends; if you are afraid, perhaps you’re only afraid of going alone. We can all do more when we are supported than when we are by ourselves. And if you don’t feel comfortable, you don’t have to pitch it to your friend by saying that you’re afraid—you can simply say that you think it’s something that the two or three or four of you would enjoy doing together, something that would help you bond and become closer. Your fear really comes from the unfamiliar, and by bringing someone familiar and trusted with you, you can mitigate quite a lot of that fear. This strategy works for overcoming almost any fear!
Do research and ask questions
You are probably here anyway because you are considering skydiving, which means that you are already doing research. So continue to do that research—call your local skydiving center and ask them questions. They are used to people being afraid of jumping and they have probably jumped in tandem with someone who is even more frightened than you are, so they understand the types of questions that need to be answered to increase your comfort level so that you can jump.
Trust the experience of your guide
Your instructor is someone who likely has a lot of skydiving experience—probably more skydiving experience than any person really ought to have, but some people are just attracted to that type of freedom, that type of thrill. Know that your instructor, having seen everything there is to see, is well equipped to get you safely to the ground and will do everything in their power to do so. It makes sense to be afraid if you’ve never done it before—we’re all afraid of the unknown—but as soon as you jump, you will see that all the energy you put into your fear was keeping you from enjoying a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
If you’re interested in skydiving in El Paso, TX, call or come in today. There’s no reason to be afraid. We’re expert skydivers and have done our utmost to remove all the danger from the activity. We promise that we’ll give you and your friends a skydiving experience you’ll truly never forget, and all without breaking the bank. So call and book your skydiving date with Skydive El Paso today!
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