On Skydiving as a Resiliency Field Trip

Falling from Above Em Capito, LCSW“Do one thing every day that scares you.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

In July, a group of women came together for the Wild Women Retreat in Big Cottonwood Canyon.

At the end of our time together, we shared

slightly scary, but exciting Resiliency Field Trips we could aim for to carry the energy forward.

These women had been strangers before the retreat, and yet, four of them jumped out of an airplane together this last weekend.

Skydiving is a BIG Resiliency Field Trip for most of us.

Falling from Above Em Capito, LCSW

These types of experiences can outwardly appear to be nothing more than an adrenaline rush, but when we engage in any intentional discomfort in a conscious and vulnerable way, we are expanding our entire universe of possibility.

The comfort zone stretch isn’t restricted to falling through the sky, it redefines our window of tolerance for any kind of discomfort – like that found lurking in our self-work, relationships, careers, and other deeply meaningful pursuits.

Suddenly, limits that got in the way of the hard conversation, the letting go of limiting social expectations, or the launch into a more purposeful way of life become quieter, and our inner wild, brave, free voice gets a lot clearer.

That intuition, that clarity, that sense of gratitude for life in this very moment is a field trip away.

Good news: you don’t have to skydive to experience it.

Act on any slightly scary, exciting urge within your reach right now – whether it’s taking a class, striking up a conversation with a stranger, or navigating public transit to the airport like I did this past week.

You (bravely) do you.

P.S. Shout out to Natalie, Sarah, Michelle and J for taking a wild leap into thin air with new friends!

P.P.S. Want some ideas? Download my free list of 50 field trips here.

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