[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
You must be logged in to reply to this topic.
First off, I have to say this challenge is an incredible idea. I’ve already got most of my list completed. I’m really looking forward to killing procrastination for good with this list. I have a strange feeling that this will not be the first and only time I take this challenge…
Day 1: Sent a long overdue email to someone important who has been waiting far too long to hear from me. Feels good to tie up loose ends!
I hope it’s not too late to start this, but to be fair I only discovered this today. I have been kind of heading towards this kind of thing for a while now. Long story short. Made a big mistake. Got into a bad relationship. Lost my self. Curled into a ball (which I have been in for 2 years now). Too scared to leave. So…I went skydiving last week! So much fun (I was terrified of going but so glad I did).
So anyway, day one started yesterday. Got over my social anxiety and went to my new workplace xmas party…and got too drunk.
Monday…I’m scared to go to work. That will be my mission. To turn up to work and take the teasing in good faith.
Day 3: Started a 30 minute daily morning ritual. Committed to doing it every morning at least until the end of this challenge.
Here’s the video, which I found on this site: http://www.highexistence.com/videos/view/my-morning-ritual-how-to-be-productive-happy-healthy-everyday/
Hi Everybody! Wanted to give this a whirl.
Day One: Made and tried Wassail
Blogged about it here: http://galenvelonis.wordpress.com/2012/12/15/30-days-of-fear-day-one-wassail/
Day 2: I’m an audio engineer. I’ve just started my own business, and being that I have started to take on paying clients, it has caused me to look back and remind myself why I got into this business in the first place, because I simply love music. Before starting up this company, I took on a project of a very good friend of mine.I promised that I would do a few tracks with him free of charge, just for the love of learning and expanding my skills. Thing is, I never finished the project once I started my company and started booking paying clients. I always felt bad that I put it on the back burner and kept him waiting for his finished project, so today I mastered his tracks and sent them his way on a CD. The project’s done and it feels great to remind myself why I started doing this in the first place!
I just found this today and I can’t wait to get started tomorrow. I read through some of the posts and it reminded me of things that I have been putting off doing for years. It has become such a habit since I graduated high school that I’ve gotten used to putting my needs and wants last. And yes, that’s on my list of things I will be doing in the next 30 days. Very exciting and thanks for the idea.
Day Two: I cleaned out my inbox of e-mail, which I’ve been procrastinating on. God, that was tedious, but it needed to be done.
Also, I updated my couchsurfing and meet up profiles.
Blogged about it here: