Pushing yourself to complete scary but exhilarating activities can give you a lasting sense of strength and accomplishment. Our columnist went scuba diving in Iceland to test the theory.
This summer, I decided I needed to get out of my head and into the world. I was lost in an extended funk: low energy, negative thoughts, fits of tears. I’ve written about how experiencing awe, getting out of our comfort zone and having a mantra can help us be healthier and happier. My mantra is “Fortune Favors the Brave.” So I decided to take my own advice and look for something to help me recalibrate.
I decided to scuba dive in Iceland.