[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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@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.
@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.
@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.
Day Four! Did a few things I’ve been putitng off for pretty much an entire semester! Felt good! Felt great actually! This whole challenge is truly mind blowing and I am bless and grateful I found it! To all those considering or particpating, Dont Give Up! Blissful wonders through the soul! Just imagine who I will be by the end! Cannot wait! Keep the good vibes flowing! <3 for all
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 =)
Nice list! Except I don’t have fears of any of those things… like I wouldn’t say I’m afraid of trying these new drugs or that I’m afraid of bungie jumping (been skydiving). Maybe I just don’t have the money or I don’t want to. But I’m just being the devil’s advocate, this is a good challenge for those that are in need of leaving their comfort zones.
Just my thoughts.
@jordan, A wise man by the name of Michael Jordan once said, “I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.”
Today I finally manned up and asked my boss about doing a Remote Work Agreement (working remotely from anywhere with internet access). He sounds like he might consider it.
For those who are employed and you’d rather work from home or even travel the world while still maintaining your job/income, you should DEFINITELY check out these websites:
Thank me later!!
@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 ?