Ideas of Things to Do for an Adrenaline Rush

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Ideas of Things to Do for an Adrenaline Rush
Jumping from an aeroplane is not required, but can certainly help. (skydiving image by Maxim Petrichuk from

You can find activities that provide an adrenalin rush with little effort. Depending on the kind of rush you are seeking, you can discover a source right in your own home, or even by simply stepping outside your comfort zone.

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Paranormal Investigation

Taking part in a paranormal investigation may not be the first adrenalin-inducing option that comes to mind. However, spending some time in a reportedly haunted location can get your adrenalin flowing without much effort on your part. For many, just the thought of coming face-to-face with a ghost is enough to increase heart rate and perspiration. Keep things safe---and legal. Getting arrested for trespassing may provide an adrenalin rush, but you do not have to resort to such extreme measures. Bring some basic equipment such as a camera, handheld recorder and flashlight to document any paranormal encounters. Looking back at captured evidence can also provide a quick adrenalin fix.

Ideas of Things to Do for an Adrenaline Rush
Creepy locations can put you in flight-or-fight mode. (CHATEAU image by sébastien gilot from

Face Your Fears

Whether you have a fear of the dark, spiders, public speaking or small spaces, facing those fears can not only provide an adrenalin rush, but may also help you overcome these fears. Exposing yourself to situations that normally cause you to break out in a cold sweat can turn out to be quite satisfying in the long run. Volunteer for a presentation at work or spend 10 minutes in a pitch-dark room, and instead of counting the minutes until you can remove yourself from the situation, take the time to really experience it. Taking on new challenges through activities you would normally avoid is a rewarding way to live life and get that adrenalin pumping through your system.

Spiders can create an instant adrenalin rush.
Spiders can create an instant adrenalin rush. (spiders image by Dmitri MIkitenko from

Not-So-Extreme Sports

Sports like surfing, parasailing, rock climbing and cliff diving all provide that natural rush of adrenalin. However, just tackling a sport or activity that you have never tried, or maybe have not enjoyed since you were a child, may be all the rush you need. Strap on a pair of roller skates or borrow your child's skateboard and relive the exhilaration of speed and feeling the wind at your face. Just be sure to take the proper safety precautions and use a helmet, knee and elbow pads to keep potential injuries to a minimum.

Ideas of Things to Do for an Adrenaline Rush
A basic bicycle can provide a safe adrenalin buzz. (cycling image by Imre Forgo from

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