[Official]: 30 Days of Facing Your Fears Challenge
Rules: Each day you must do one of the following (not all three) :
- Something you fear
- Something you’ve been putting off
- Something you’ve never done before
We’ll use this thread as a record for what you do each day. That will end up serving as a giant repository of options for other people looking for inspiration on what to do each day.
I started doing this 6 days ago and it’s been the most enlivening experiment I’ve ever tried.
Format: Day 1: Put out a call for HighExistence Interns
Of course feel free to share any thoughts about your experience that day
My last 7 days:
Day 1: Something illegal (that wasn’t the goal, I’m just not being specific haha)
Day 2: Interview on live radio
Day 3: 25C-NBOME (new and not well tested designer drug that allowed for insanely vivid past-life regression through eye gazing)
4) Pitched a guest post to TechCrunch.com (huge tech blog) about the futurism of 3-D printing
5) Finished that illegal activity
6) Datura (crazy psychedelic, do your research before touching this one)
7) Put out a request for HE interns
Fears could be anything: public speaking, being completely honest with someone about something, bungie jumping, having a vulnerable conversation, meditating for an exorbitant amount of time, forcing yourself to love people you’ve had trouble loving in the past, etc.
Thanks to @jpete011 for serendipitously posting about this
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@vskren, My daughter is 4 year old. And sure, she come up with great stories and have a very good imagination. But it will not help me make enough words every day.
@martartar, Its my first nano and I cant finish it I think now. To my pain because of the weather and because of my daughter not have school or babysitting for around 4 days. =(
@martartar Yes, I am talking about NaNoWrimo.
It is hard to say, how it goes for me. My goal is to write 50 000 words this time. But because I have my daughter I don’t have time to sit down and make the whole story complete.
I have a village I write small stories about instead. 30 000 words so far.
But today its getting harder because my daughter’s school is closed both Thursday and Friday. So hard to have time to just sit down and write. Internet is not so good here either.
Because of my asperger, I need more time to rest and sleep too.
Dare you challenge yourself?
Listen to music and try to at least write some words in my novel. Then I realize that I need to learn more English. A new challenge.
And I get new food today, home made liver pate or what you call it. I dont really like home made such of things, and I am still not sure that I like thai version of it.
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Oh, but that is really good things to do.
@charlycerone, Oh, but that is really good things to do. From calling a long time ex (Hm, I have 5 ex, I have talked this year with all of them, one of them live in the same building as I do and 2 other I have my 2 children with so I meet/talk to them rather often. So I contact the last two), building furniture for my apartment (Okay, thats hard, I do it when I am home), drawing a portrait (I try, but I draw kind of abstract), write a short story (I have write a lot of short stories and now a long story), cook new meals (also when I coming home, garlic soup. Meesaka and salmon/spinach with 3 kind of cheese (melting in oven) is my own dishes), feast (Okay, I do a come-home-party that would be a challenge), meditate (I do it now and then), follow some of the advise that i get from many post in this page (that I do), a day w/o money (easy, I normally not buy anything most of the days in month), a day w/o internet ( okay, then you don’t see me in one day), visit my grandpa (my grandpa is dead, so going to the grave like 6 hour from where I live in Sweden, probably snow there now), fix things at home (I have try to minimize to have so few things as possible).
I realized that two backpacks of things, most toys were too much for a 1.5 months Thailand trip
I think furniture, feast and portrait is the hardest. So I do them when I am home and have all things I need. =)
Does that count to put up 10 shelves and use a shelf to make a living room table ?
I also need feet on my bed. And a long bench for writing material and so on at the wall. =)
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@illusion, jej i wont post my full list, but include: from calling a long time ex, building furniture for my apartament, drawing a portrait, write a short story, cook new meals, feast, meditate, follow some of the advise that i get from many post in this page, a day w/o money, a day w/o internet, visit my grandpha, fix things at home, etc,etc,etc.
this arnt tings that im afraid, some are just thing that i want to try for a long time and i didnt, or that i miss much doing.
My challenge is only to face the fears that appear everyday! Asking random people to make out with me and doing other stuff that “normal” people fear to much to do. I particularly love the feeling of doing something bigger than the others and what we simply need to do this are some real “balls”.
@charlycerone, Cant you post that list here ? If you take away the private parts maybe ? So we other people can get some inspiration ? =)
I maybe can try to do all things on your list ? Help each other ?
Today I have eaten rice soup for many days and no, its not my taste. And that weird peanut butter I now have found on a cracker and its taste better than on the sandwiches I eat. So maybe the peanut butter should be on crackers/bis and not on toasts?
And yesterday I eat pizza, here in Thailand. It does not taste like Swedish pizza, but okay. Maybe just because I miss cheese so much. Its easier to be w/o sex/hugs than w/o cheese for me, that is fun to think about.
This post and challenge are very inspiring to me. i am an absolute procratinator and i think something like this will help me change that, at least a little bit.
i started today making a list of things that im afraid to do, that i have push for later for a long time, things that i didnt do in a long long time and y really want to do again and a lot of things that i never did in my life and i like to try.
the list has become gigantic!
i need way more than 30 days, but 30 will be the first part, and i really hope that this get me to do all of the stuff i have written down and much more.
Im exited and thats really rare on me :)
sorry for my english
and many thank for the inspiration.
Challenge my self to write in English, a novel of 50 000 words !
But I will “cheat” a little and write it first in Swedish and then translate it. Hopefully that will work and I will have it complete til the end of this month.
@zachrie, Tack ! Jag försöker hålla ut, men nästan panik idag då jag insåg att pengarna som jag har nu ej kommer räcka. Men det löser sig på något sätt =)
Hope you find a lot of inspiring challenges to do !
Why not buy a Rave Nectar t-shirt ?
Today its was a challenge just to be me.
But I understand today that this gonna be a living on a low budget month. Must be better to work, that’s for sure. Or at least believe in my self.
I look at the Rave Nectar and find one who was really inspiring for me. So when I get money, I will buy it !
I took one of my hardest challenge ever for 2 year ago. I went to an art school for 1 year, just to learn the basics. For me that’s was a big challenge because I grow up being told that I cant paint, I cant draw a thing and it really make me feel low (specially when my dad keep telling me that and praised my cousin) and also my near friends was against my school choice (but you cant even draw!). So I went to that school for one year, one of my best years so far. There my kind of paintings was totally okay and they praised me for being me and for painting the way I always have done. A lot of tears, a lot of going against my father feelings and so on til I was on the end of the year. Now I can tell people, yes, I have done that thing, I like it without trying to hide it.
So when I saw one Rave Nectar t-shirt with my own kind of art, it is a must have =)
@illusion, Åh, en svensk. Vad trevligt. Håll ut. :)
This thread is so inspiring. It has made me improve a lot. Respect and love to you all.
I’m really planning on going hardcore now in november with as many challenges I can come up with.
@illusion, ”If someone feel it would be a challenge to live almost in middle of Sweden in a small town, learn Swedish, eat Swedish food and make new friends. I’m glad to have a room for free for some days/weeks if someone is up for the challenge.”
I am actually doing that, and damn, Sweden is sketchy. I am from southern Brazil, so I just hope I can survive the upcoming winter.
Men det går bra.
If someone feel it would be a challenge to live almost in middle of Sweden in a small town, learn Swedish, eat Swedish food and make new friends. I’m glad to have a room for free for some days/weeks if someone is up for the challenge. Or a small apartment with very colorful walls. One thing, I don’t like alcohol or drugs who is illegal.
In December we celebrate an alternative Christmas. Last year 24 December.
13 December it is Lucia. w
Or maybe “Happy new year”
Sorry, English isn’t my first language.
Living in Thailand for 16 days now. I’m free from my season depression (October til April in Sweden). What a relief.
So up for this challenges.
In Thailand I have tried to eat the same food as the Thai people do. I am pretty tired of rice soup and rice/chicken/egg. We eat that almost everyday here.
Then my friend here wanna be nice and bought some Skippy (peanut butter?) and bread. Another thing I cant really eat, but I at least try it til the jar is empty.
So the Thai food and Skippy will be a challenge for me.
So isn’t that a challenge for anyone more than me in here ?
To never choose food for like say a month (for me 42 days). You must find someone else who decide for you and as it is for me, a person who do not know you.
Or ask a random person what they will have for lunch that day and cook the same.
Then when I come home I rather call my doctor again and hopefully get some sun therapy or what ever, because I wanna be able to think and not be in a lot of pain from October til April. But last time the doctor say there wasn’t a cure for my health problems.
My best challenge til today was when I lived 1 week as a homeless in French (September is beginning to get cold there). First days was the worst, then I as always felt free. It wasn’t meant to be that way. Long story.
After taking up this challenge, there have been major changes in my behaviour and life. There is now a greater confidence about my abilities as well. I was postponing certain things and procrastinating a lot before. It has started vanishing. I am more proactive now.
Major changes which I have brought about in my regular schedule is that I have started to get up pretty early in the morning 5:00 am, doing Yoga, getting more focussed on work, staying off from the unwanted load of information. ( I have stopped being active on facebook. :-)) I am seeing a change from inside out. That’s all within 15 days of it. Thanks @jordan for starting this wonderful thread.