5 Extreme Activities That Are Good For Your Broken Heart

Pexels / Donald Tong

When you’re broken, you tend to wallow in your own pain. You stay in your room and cry your heart out. You invite friends over to drink beer and talk about how much you love and miss your ex. You sometimes shut out people too because you just want to have your own time for yourself. While these are normal things, it’s also great to try new activities. People always say that in order to heal a broken heart, you must travel. It’s totally right and it’s one of the top reasons why people travel, it’s for them to move on. When you travel, you don’t just to relax and have a peaceful mind. You should try activities that are out of your comfort zone because when you step out of your comfort zone, you’re also letting yourself step out of the comfort that you once had with your ex.

Here are the five extreme activities that you should definitely try to help heal your broken heart:

Bungee Jumping

Bungee Jumping is one of the most famous extreme activities that are known to many travelers. It is the act of jumping from a super high structure while you’re connected to a large rope. A lot of people travel to different parts of the world to try bungee jumping because according to most of them, it is their way of screaming their hearts out. It is their way of jumping into a new chapter of their lives. Just like in love, your story with your ex is already done. When you do bungee jumping, you will be able to scream your pain away and it may help you move on and move forward to a better version of yourself.


Skydiving is probably the most extreme activity there is. A lot of travelers love skydiving because they do not only get to jump from the plane but the are also able to jump from their pain. The most famous skydiving can be found in Dubai. If you ever decide to travel then you should try Skydive Dubai so you will be able to jump from your heartache and misery.

Water rafting

If you love the waters then water rafting could be a way for you to forget your ex. Water rafting is usually done in rivers using an inflatable boat. Water rafting is an activity that can be found in any parts of the world so you would not really have a hard time looking for countries that offers this extreme activity. Cry your heart out as you paddle along the waters. Fight the current of the waters as if you’re fighting the bitterness away. Make it as an outlet to forget because in the end, it is only you who can help yourself.


Hiking the mountains can be considered as the most famous way to move on especially in the islands of the Philippines. Most travelers use climbing as a way to heal their broken heart. They say that you will be able to forget your ex in every step of the way. There will be challenges and mishaps along the steep and perpendicular trail but it will be worth it in the end once you reach the top of the mountain. Once you reach the top, shout as loud as you can to release your anger. With that, you will be able to relieve your suffering and agony.


Paragliding is a recreational activity of flying through a lightweight glider. It is safe and relaxing. Most people try paragliding to see the wonderful view from up above. If you want some time to think and reflect then paragliding is the kind of activity that you should try. Use it as a way to move on, it will surely help you.

While there is no guarantee that you will truly heal your broken heart when you try extreme activities, they could still be a way for you to move forward. Remember, moving on is a step by step process. It just doesn’t happen overnight so make sure you try new things to better yourself. Put yourself first then love will follow. Thought Catalog Logo Mark

About the author

Mark Aldrin R. Hipolito

Mark Aldrin Hipolito is a writer and artist who wants to inspire a lot of people.

More From Thought Catalog