Regardless of whether you’re just starting out or have done it before, fear has always affected paddlers. The good news is that there are things you can do to overcome it.
Overcoming Your Fear Of Water
Fear can be a good thing. It keeps us alert in dangerous situations. However, it is important to acknowledge it and understand where it comes from and how it affects us so that we can know how to react to it. If your fear paralyzes you, it’s time to manage it and get back in the water fear-free.
Do a Background Check on Your Fear
It’s always a good idea to do a root-cause analysis on your fears. Once you identify what’s causing it, it is easier to work on getting over it. So, get to thinking. You should be able to address that fear and feel free when going back into the river.
Take time to breathe properly before your rafting trip. This will help you manage stress, calm down, and relax.
Feel free to step back and analyze what kind of fear you’re feeling. Knowing if it’s rational or irrational will help you manage it better.
Paddle in Company
When you’re out rafting, make sure you’re surrounded by people who make you feel comfortable and safe in the water. When your crew knows and understands you, it makes it easier for you to feel supported, which will certainly make you feel more relaxed.
Conquer Colorado Rivers
Overcoming the fear of water is what makes most people addicted to rafting. After all, it is a really fun and liberating activity. Doesn’t that sound great? Join us for a memorable Colorado white water rafting trip with your family and friends. At Mile Hi, we will work with you to create your dream adventure. Let’s talk!