View Full Version : I'm Starting to Overcome My Fear-
- of heights.
Not by choice. It's just at this new job site, there's work to be done on the roof of this building, and the ceilings are really high, which require having to either use lifts, or get up on 12 foot ladders.
It's not that I dislike heights any less, it's just, I don't have much of a choice. My boss has asked me if I'm afraid of heights, and I don't lie, but as quick as I am to answer "yes", I'm also chargin' up the ladder.
My hands start to sweat, and my legs start to stiffen.
I try my best to stay relaxed and "fluid", but it's hard.
They've also had me pulling up and dropping the equipment from the 20 foot high roof without any support, which requires me to stand over the edge of the building.
My hands are sweating just thinking about it.
But what can you do?
My fear of heights has evolved into full-blown panic attacks. It's good to get this under control now by desensitizing yourself.
13-04-08, 02:17 AM
i love heights. supposedly we have good conditions for wind gliding i want to try that. or maybe ski gliding! lol.
You are crazy. Wild and crazy.
13-04-08, 02:26 AM
YouTube - Ski-Gliding the Eiger
13-04-08, 02:35 AM
Heights, oh god no.
My friend made me go on the Big Shot on top of the Stratosphere Tower in Vegas.....and I cried the whole time. It was freakin awful.
13-04-08, 02:42 AM
aaaaaaaajajaaaa i laugh at people like you. i had a friend cry on that ride at 6 flags where you go up really high in a chair and get dropped.
aaaaajaaaja i rode that thing a million times.
I'd be the person puking on the people watching from below.
Charlie Boy II
13-04-08, 02:53 AM
Do these guys have proper health and safety standards in place? I worked in an oil refinery for a year and they were fanatical. But smaller operators, I know, can be dodgy. You wanna make sure they're looking out for you.
13-04-08, 05:02 AM
Yeah, I'm worried about that too. No Fras-cakes on the sidewalk, please.
They'll only cover half of your personal insurance.
Of which I don't have.
I'm only getting paid 10 bucks an hour right now. Though, I think next month I should be getting a 2 dollar raise.
Anyway, I went skydiving before and loved it.
And I enjoy rollercoasters because my fear of heights increase the adrenaline rush.
I just don't feel as safe leaning over a ledge or up on a 12 foot ladder.
14-04-08, 06:46 AM
If I was there I would push you off the ladder Fras ;)
14-04-08, 06:59 AM
when it comes to heights, i think that it's more of a mental thing. when you realize that you won't fall because you're got that harness, you'll be fine.
Who said anything about a harness??
15-04-08, 12:14 PM
It's all mental. You need to become desensitized. When you start to think stuff along the lines of, "what if I do slip" or "wow, i'm up high" that's when you'll stumble and screw up. Just don't over think it and you'll eventually get used to it.
15-04-08, 01:05 PM
Rent the old Hitchcock flix 'Vertigo', Fras.
I love heights.
Viewed from below, that is.
But I think I can still stand up against it if I really want.
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