[Official]: 30 Days of Facing Your Fears Challenge

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Jordan Lejuwaan (@jordan)    1 year, 8 months ago

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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looking78 (@jcurr)1 year, 7 months ago ago

Day One: Let go of my ex. I told him my feelings, requested that we stop communicating unless we were talking about our child, and that’s it. This was easy and actually something I’ve been trying to get around to doing since he was under the illusion I still wanted to be together.

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Jay (@punker96)1 year, 7 months ago ago

Day 3: Took a three hour drive north to visit an old friend. Part of my list contains spending time with people who are important in my life, but I can’t always find the time to see. Our time here is limited, making the most of it with good friends is well worth it.

Day 4: Started doing a daily photo challenge that will span for the next year. It’s something I’ve always wanted to do. In a years time, I want to look back and see how much I’ve accomplished and have memories of time well spent.

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Kimo (@kkainoa)1 year, 7 months ago ago

Day five: resist masturbating for the next 30 days

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Samantha (@sammomantha)1 year, 7 months ago ago

Day 2: Told my sister that I had always been jealous of her and wished we have a better friendship

Day 3: Called in sick to work and soothed the soul with red wine, music and de-cluttering the house. Plus told a few people how I feel about them. Came clean to my boss re: my home situation.

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Samantha (@sammomantha)1 year, 7 months ago ago

Day 4: Emailed a couple of my old work mates to see how they were going and wish them a Merry Christmas.

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Still_mind (@tillmind92)1 year, 7 months ago ago

Day 3: Stopped procrastinating and finally started reading the required university material

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Aizen (@aizen)1 year, 7 months ago ago

Day 4 & 5: went out and took action in my sales, read the secret, and worked more on my goals. As for the fear part, I’m contacting my ex girlfriend who I hurt pretty bad in the break to see how she is doing 7 months later. She will either hate my guts or she will be cool and all will be amended. We shall see!

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looking78 (@jcurr)1 year, 7 months ago ago

Day Two: I have been putting off picking up my kids’ Angel Tree presents. So I got those. I also have been putting off finishing up homework. I got in contact with the va dude so now I’m on my way to getting that out of the way. Finally did all that. Now I can breathe easier. Almost forgot, I started walking again. So much shizzy-nit I’ve been putting off. Thank goodness I’m bipolar or I’d never get anything done.

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Aizen (@aizen)1 year, 7 months ago ago

Day 6: worked more at getting an electric engineer for my invention and I believe its paying off! My dream just may become a reality yet! I also walked alone on a huge hike, never have gone alone on a hike so it was an amazing and spirituel experience. Also worked more on getting into producing

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Dena (@beandip888)1 year, 7 months ago ago

Ok.. I can do this. Today can be my Day 1: I tried a new 70 min. Moderate level yoga routine but didn’t complete it. I’ll keep trying each day for 30 days until I can do it. The instructor provides moderations for difficult tasks so theres no excuse. This will cover all bases. There are poses new to me. I fear that I might be too old to do this. I’ve been putting it off for a while by doing easy routines.

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looking78 (@jcurr)1 year, 7 months ago ago

Day Three: Today was the day of facing something that made me uncomfortable and was about facing my fear. Even though I am 34 years old, I find it so hard to speak up to my father. So today I did not let him put me down and pick on me. Every comment he spoke I countered and refused to let him use me as his verbal and emotional punching bag. Even though it feels like I didn’t do much, it is a step in the right direction.

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Jay (@punker96)1 year, 7 months ago ago

Day 5: Cleaned the shit outta the house! It needed it too… badly. Feeling much more comfortable and relaxed. It’s amazing how a clean house does that.

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Kimo (@kkainoa)1 year, 7 months ago ago

Day six: call about getting my tired fixed.
Day seven: committed to a morning workout routine.

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looking78 (@jcurr)1 year, 7 months ago ago

Day Four: Did something I feared. I drove in the rain at night. Eeek! I can’t see well at night but my sight has gotten better. Driving in the rain is not my strength. I did well.

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Dena (@beandip888)1 year, 7 months ago ago

Day 2: yesterday…spent two hours cleaning up construction material from my yard from several projects that were done months ago (when it was warm in Michigan). Yesterday it was 38 degrees and raining. I’m glad it’s finally done cause now… It’s snowing.

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Aizen (@aizen)1 year, 7 months ago ago

Day 7& 8: organized my goals for 2013 and worked on my music

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Jay (@punker96)1 year, 7 months ago ago

Day 6: Helped girlfriend put together and send out Christmas cards. That’s not really my bag, but it’s something she really wanted so I’m just happy she’s happy.

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Rachel Strauss (@rchlstrss)1 year, 7 months ago ago

Today I made guacomole from scratch WITHOUT USING A RECIPE OF ANY KIND!!
it was very scary and i was worried about the outcome, but after some some chopped garlic salt pepper avocado jalapeno onion lime juice goodness, it turned out to be delicious

While I was doing the dishes, I got the idea to take out one of my old water pipes that I used to love and I gave it a thorough cleaning – it took some work, but now it looks like new.

I’m enjoying every day of this challenge

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Dena (@beandip888)1 year, 7 months ago ago

Day 3: Organized my cooking herbs and spices. I love to cook veggie!

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Dena (@beandip888)1 year, 7 months ago ago

I’m thinking… I could get a lot more items checked off my list if I give up Facebook and Netflix for the next two days. If I do that then I will be able to socially network, in person, Mon and Tuesday, by taking a trip north to visit my family. I miss them.

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