Most people find it easy to understand that skydiving is exciting. And is skydiving fun? Absolutely. But did you know that skydiving can also be life-changing? Whether you go one time or many, skydiving will enrich your life. Plenty of people who have jumped just one time were so affected that they made major adjustments in their lives. Others became so infatuated with skydiving that they learned to skydive, became licensed, and fully immersed themselves in the sport. The benefits of skydiving vary, and they are vast. Just the act of jumping out of a plane can offer so much to further your enjoyment of life.
You probably wouldn’t think that plummeting towards the Earth at 120mph comes with many health benefits, but it does! The positive effects of skydiving can help to improve both your mental and physical health. To start with, skydiving involves being outside (unless you go indoor skydiving, which also has benefits), and getting some fresh air and sunshine is always good for you. As an extreme sport, skydiving is thrilling and exciting so it causes your body to release a combination of happy hormones. We’re talking adrenaline, dopamine, and serotonin – each bringing with them a sense of euphoria that can have positive effects like helping you get better sleep, improving your mood, and building your confidence.
One of the best things about skydiving is that it comes with an amazing community of the most incredible people who are up for the most mind-blowing experiences. You meet people you likely never would have crossed paths with otherwise, and do things that you never even thought were possible!
There is a vibe that skydiving has that is just so unique to our sport. You can sense it as soon as you step onto the dropzone – it’s a feeling of positive energy and a sense of inclusion. A lot of different types of people are attracted to skydiving for a multitude of reasons, but no matter who you are or what your background is, you will be accepted at by the skydiving community. What’s more, dropzones are the most fun places to hang out. Between jumping out of planes, dance parties, and potlucks, there are endless shenanigans! There are even jobs at dropzones that require differing levels of training, from grounds keeper and manifest office worker, to parachute packer and instructor.
Being involved in skydiving always gives you something to work towards. Even if you jump just one time, you had to work up the courage to actually go and jump out of the plane! Learning to skydive requires grit and determination and, once you’re licensed, there are endless goals and achievements to aim for. Learning specific maneuvers, increasing your jump numbers, earning new licenses, obtaining different ratings, and the list goes on and on.
Skydiving is also motivating because it breaks up the mundanities of life. When you’re doing the same routine every day – wake up, go to work, make dinner, go to bed – it gets old. But having something exciting to look forward to, like skydiving with pals, turbo charges your sense of purpose.
It feels amazing to skydive. Doing something that seems a bit scary or difficult is immensely empowering and makes you feel like you can do anything. The pure ecstasy that you feel just from jumping out of planes makes you feel free. Awake! ALIVE! When you’re jumping out of planes on the regular, you don’t take a single thing for granted. Seeing the world from 13,500 ft helps you put your Earth-bound problems in perspective, and helps you gain a whole new lease on life. Skydiving takes the notion of living your life to the fullest to the next level.
And between the international network of dropzones and the close-knit nature of the skydiving community, you will find friends all over the globe. Skydiving offers a fantastic reason to travel around the country and the world, and every dropzone you encounter along the way serves as the perfect home base during your adventure.
Skydiving is fun, but it’s so much more than that. It can make your life fuller, happier, and a lot more exciting. It can help you set goals and find purpose, and introduce you to a really rad community that you won’t find anywhere else. Jumping out of a plane helps you to see what you’re capable of, and feel like anything is possible. Come see for yourself how skydiving can enrich your life!
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