[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 post and challenge are very inspiring to me. i am an absolute procratinator and i think something like this will help me change that, at least a little bit.
i started today making a list of things that im afraid to do, that i have push for later for a long time, things that i didnt do in a long long time and y really want to do again and a lot of things that i never did in my life and i like to try.
the list has become gigantic!
i need way more than 30 days, but 30 will be the first part, and i really hope that this get me to do all of the stuff i have written down and much more.
Im exited and thats really rare on me :)
sorry for my english
and many thank for the inspiration.
Day 4: Swapped Gyms. Something i had been putting off. My old gym had a really negative energy to it.
Day 5: Learnt a new piece on the piano.
@jordan, To do a backflip was on my list of things to learn this summer! Let me know how you go with that video dude!
Started this yesterday with the new year. Have a few rolling goals such as sober and no sex for two weeks so my only “highs” will be coming from within. Should be interesting. Bought a plane ticket for an event in April and will signing up for a voice lesson. Also, started a blog to talk about the experiences. Jump head first into 2013!!!
@jordan, This is an amazing idea! I just spent the past hour or so reading this whole thread and am now extremely inspired. As I’ve been reading I’ve been jotting down things I need to get done and various fears I have to face myself.
I have a decent list built up and cannot wait to start this tomorrow. Will keep checking in here after every few days or so.
Good luck to all!
Go with peace :)
Day 1 (today) : Be a lazy indulgent piece of shit. Gives me the shivers just thinking about it. Maybe I’ll even have some bday cake, though it will probably wreck my guts. And if there’s anything I hate it’s stomach pain.
Let’s see how it goes.
Great timing, a good challenge to start off my new year.
Days 14 -26. Wow. What a difference. I simplified by clearing out 15 rooms in my house! Including every drawer and closet. I put it off for a long time because it was a monumental undertaking with emotional ties It’s done now. I’m fixing up or replacing trim and doors. Windows are scheduled to be replaced in 6 weeks. Then it goes up for sale. It’s time for me to move on and start over. I live in only one of the 15 rooms so needless to say. I am downsizing. I hope a young couple buys my house and has a wonderful family and life here. 30 days to launch a life restart. :)
I have failed a little at this the past few days. Need to commit to doing something tomorrow.
@jpete011, Yeah it was great. The worst thing was seeing people get so aggressive when I had a clear head. It kind of bummed me out.
@charlycerone, Cant you post that list here ? If you take away the private parts maybe ? So we other people can get some inspiration ? =)
I maybe can try to do all things on your list ? Help each other ?
Today I have eaten rice soup for many days and no, its not my taste. And that weird peanut butter I now have found on a cracker and its taste better than on the sandwiches I eat. So maybe the peanut butter should be on crackers/bis and not on toasts?
And yesterday I eat pizza, here in Thailand. It does not taste like Swedish pizza, but okay. Maybe just because I miss cheese so much. Its easier to be w/o sex/hugs than w/o cheese for me, that is fun to think about.
Alright, Day 1: I went indoor caving. I’m a little claustrophobic about certain things, so this was something I fear. Obviously it was man-made (at a rock-climbing gym), but it was EXTREMELY tight quarters in the pitch black dark. I had my first near psychological panic attack & started to turn back almost immediately…when my son in front of me told me to grab onto his foot and that it’d be okay because we’d be together (thank god for him!). After awhile I saw some light, and told him I was gonna go that way & bail out…and it ended up NOT being an exit! So I was stuck in there alone for awhile anyways. :)
Day 2 fully committed to HE’s self love article. Day 3 finished my Comp Sci project well before the due date and to the best of my ability and I spoke to my friend face to face, awkward day to do it with it being valentines day and all. But it went really well.
@vskren, My daughter is 4 year old. And sure, she come up with great stories and have a very good imagination. But it will not help me make enough words every day.
@martartar, Its my first nano and I cant finish it I think now. To my pain because of the weather and because of my daughter not have school or babysitting for around 4 days. =(
Day 1: 30 second cold burst at the end of my shower.
This was tough! I’ve been waiting a while to do this because NZ isn’t exactly warm until the last month of so of summer, but i woke up last night itchy from the heat so i decided today was the day that i would start this challenge and the shower thing!! Hopefully by the end of the fears challenge i can tolerate a whole shower in the cold! I feel so energetic right now. This is definitely a morning i could get used to ;D