[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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This is wonderful! Day two went great! I did something I have been fearing for years but knew I shouldn’t be! I already feel like a stronger more put together person! I just want to keep going! I did a few things I’ve been putting off for the longest time! Loving this and the good vibes I bring to myself! Circles of love to all the beautiful people sending good vibes off!
@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.
Yeah I agree with@ijesuschrist : this could use a bit more direction, a little guide rail to put us in the right direction.
I don’t have many fears that can be acted on. I fear something happening to my family and dying before I’ve realized my dreams. That’s about it. Been in too many brushes with death to fear him and I ain’t afraid of no height or spiders haha.
Day 14: Datura / Flying Ointment
@jpete011, We showed up w/ no tickets just knowing we were going to get it. Tried using our expensive cameras to get media passes, which didn’t work, but then we saw someone we knew outside scalping tickets who gave us some for free! After Joe waited at the merch table and talked with every single person who waited in line to see him. Super chill guy.
@ijesuschrist It’s yoga, and you do five exercises but build up the repetitions. I’d post a link but can’t from my iPad for some lame reason. If you’re at all interested I downloaded an app with the videos of how to do each one. The apps simply called ’5 Tibetans’.
I have a challenge for myself that I think some of you may enjoy doing too. I call this a challenge because with this busy, stressful, school filled, job filled life we all live, it is hard to do this. And it is winter! We all want to stay inside! So I say, screw that! :)
Read about it here!
@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.
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.
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.