[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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Day 2: Inspired by another suggestion from this website, I added a Cold blast to the end of my shower. Most painful, exhilarating, refreshing thing I’ve done in a while.
Day 3: I forgave someone who had done a terrible and stupid thing to me. I ran into them randomly, and instead of ignoring or giving the evil eye, I became the better person and said Hi. It feels so damn good to get over grudges, and maintain positive relationships with people.
Day 16: my day of no Internet went well but it was hard. Accidentally checked my emails once, and had to stop myself looking up the weather or bus times. But I got a lot more done before work that day. I’m tempted to have one no Internet day a week. It is a great thing, but a great time waster too.
Day 17: called in sick for work and there was nothing wrong with me. Really just wanted some time to myself. I meditated, did yoga, made some candle holders, and carried on with my house decluttering. I don’t even feel guilty.
@bookheadedcellist, I hope it goes well! Good luck!
This sounds like a great idea, I am going to join you, technically it started yesterday when I told my best friend I needed space from them. But let’s make that day 1. Tomorrow I am going to speak to her face to face about it, another thing I fear more than anything. But I am not sure I should count it, so I will think something else up for day 2.
Safety first! I’d like to mention that if someone really tries to face all of their fears in a month, it may lead to complete turning point in their lives, so take it easy… and really check out your stress levels, facing a fear EVERY single day could be riskier than you think and some stuff just takes more time to adapt to. I still can’t believe that for two months I spoke in front unfamiliar group of people and improvised, did fairly well, learned how to cook almost everything I could think of, made a hundred new contacts, and now I’m basically losing myself and my new lifestyle of living on my own. I’m starting to feel the need for some kind of entertainment or I’m afraid I’m gonna break down dramatically.
Day 1: Not being afraid of losing my mind.
@siantastic, what video did you use to cut your hair?
Day 8: Made a cowl for my grandmother’s birthday. I’ve never completed a project like that….I started getting hand cramps! I’m really trying to be more of a DIY-er and less of a consumer. I want to live a sustainable life!
Day 9: Bought my ticket for SKYDIVING (Black Friday special price). Season is closed now, but I can’t wait until it opens in April. This will be another cross off my bucket list!
Day 10: Went on a long walk with my stepmother. I hate walking, so this is a first. I decided to say yes because of my whole creating more positive relationships with others thing. It’s hard for me to get close to her (my fault). Unfortunately, I found out I still hate walking (particularly for ‘exercise’). I think it’s something about the frustratingly slow progress you make.
Day 8: Wrote a script for a 3 minute voice project I am planning on recording.
P.S. – Should be Day 9 today, but I took a day yesterday to visit my family. That was the only chance I had to see them this Christmas. Was well worth it!
Day 8: Practiced speaking on camera
This may not sound scary to you, and it’s not necessarily ‘scary’ to me, but I dread it. I know I can reach more people with videos in addition to writing articles, so being good on camera is something I know I need to do. Today I made some really big strides :)
@jordan, you use seeds? They have low content… I thought the leaves were where its at. [Looks like most people use seeds - didn't know this]
I’ve heard people eating seeds before bed to increase lucidity.
I just did some quick research and the smaller the plant, the more scopolamine will be present… and less of the hyoscyamine, a similar compound.