We hate that it's true. But there is no denying it.
Eventually, we all have to face our fears.
The more you run from fear, the larger it becomes. Fear is like a bully. Once stand up to it, youll have realized it was never as powerful as it was in your mind.
In the end, the only way to get over fear is to face it head on.
Once you have properly prepared yourself to do so.
In this article, were going to show you how to mentally prepare yourself, to cure your fear of heights.
How? By ultimately going ziplining in Cancun!
Are you ready to learn:
To do this, lets break these tips into 2 sections.
This is a proven visualization exercise that works on all fears. Its called the rewind technique.
Heres how it works.
Having trouble visualizing?
Use technology to help mentally project yourself to a fearful place.
Then, follow the steps above until you can lower your state of fear into something more manageable.
Sure. It doesnt seem like this could make a big difference. But youd be surprised.
Try avoiding alcohol for at least a couple of days before you go ziplining in Cancun.
Now that youve mentally prepared, now its time to face your fears.
Finding a reputable adventure park in Cancun.
How are you supposed to know?
First, check to see how long they have been operating. You dont want to take a chance with some overnight operation.
For example: Selvatica Adventure Park has over 20 years of experience running zipline operations.
Next, find out what others think about the adventure park. Best place to check this?
Trip Advisor! Considering Trip Advisors reviews all come from unbiased travelers, you can trust what they say.
For example: Selvatica Adventure Park is Trip Advisors #1 Outdoor Activity in Cancun.
Ok. Now that youve prepared yourself mentally, avoided caffeine and found a reputable place to go ziplining in Cancun (Ahem, Selvatica ;)), its time for the final steps.
Speaking of steps
Dont race to the top. Just take it slowly. Dont move up until you feel comfortable again.
But in case you do feel afraid, consider
This will be your greatest ally. Breathing slowly. Its simple, yet quite effective.
Take a long slow deep breath. Once your lungs are full, take a brief pause, and then slowly release.
Eventually, your heart rate will slow down, as will your fear.
Remember that time you bought that lottery scratch-off card from the local 7-11?
Remember how CERTAIN you were, that you were going to win something. Anything.
Then what happened? You scratched away, only to reveal some strange shapes that meant you had won...drum roll, please .ABSOLUTELY NOTHING.
The truth is an overwhelming majority of people do not win the lottery.
But for some reason, we believe something out of the ordinary will happen to us.
Well, guess what? You do the same thing with your fear of heights. Or ziplining.
Stop believing something HIGHLY improbable will happen to you. And only you. Its not practical and all the evidence points against it.
Instead, flip the script by
Just tell yourself this:
If they can do it so can I.
Thats the sort of powerful mentality you need to start embracing.
Avoid paralysis by analysis. Once youve reached the top platform, just focus on your breathing.
Let the tour operators strap you on securely.
Once they tell you its your turn, dont hesitate. Like the timeless Nike slogan suggests:
JUST DO IT!
Once you do, youll quickly learn why people love ziplining.
The entertaining thrill. The once-in-a-lifetime view. The magical feeling of flying.
Youll understand that you fear was irrational. And now...Youll have created a fun memory related to heights. Youll remember it as the time, YOU controlled fear, not the other way around.
This will empower you the next time your fear of heights creeps in(if it ever does). It will be the memory you always look back to.
THE DAY YOU CURED YOUR FEAR OF HEIGHTS BY GOING ZIPLINING IN CANCUN.