[Official]: 30 Days of Facing Your Fears Challenge

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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

November 14, 2012 at 6:05 pm
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Anonymous (2,833) (@) 5 years ago ago

@siantastic, tibetan rites?

@jordan, You should join our p90x group… and when will you post or explain about datura? Did it even work?

I want to go hiking today. I haven’t really left the house since thanksgiving, and part of me wants to stay in and continue that. But I shall fight the apathy and go on a hike in the alpine!

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Anonymous (251) (@) 5 years ago ago

@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’.

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Nisska (14) (@nisrom) 5 years ago ago

@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.

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Peter T. (14) (@petertaggart) 5 years ago ago

I haven’t been on High Existence for a while but I think I’ll try this. I’ll keep you guys updated

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Anonymous (251) (@) 5 years ago ago

@nisrom, The videos called ‘how to cut long round layers at home’, and it’s a girl called farahdhukai. Sorry cant post a working link. I took a couple of inches of the length myself, just by sight.

Aw man, sky diving, really wanna do that. It’s going to go on my list for next year too!

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CaptDugan (22) (@captdugan) 5 years ago ago

Day 1: started a 30 day journal I’ve been putting off for recording what I do, eat, and drink every hour of everyday. I want to see how much of my time is going to good use.

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Em (472) (@emily) 5 years ago ago

Day 2: I sucked it up & called my son’s aunt (his father’s sister) whom I haven’t seen or spoken to in the last 6 months.

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FindYourGreatness (344)C (@jpete011) 5 years ago ago

Just asked some of my friends to see if they’d be interested in doing this challenge with me. Most of them agreed to it. I’m pumped :)

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Peter T. (14) (@petertaggart) 5 years ago ago

Day 1: sort of asked a girl I just met out on a date

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Jordan Lejuwaan (23,401)A (@jordan) 5 years ago ago

@ijesuschrist, I haven’t managed to make a strong enough salve. With the latest and greatest I just felt weird and woke up one time in the night thinking I was on my laptop. Bizarre but no where near what I’m looking for. I’ll be making another batch soon with even more seeds.

@tine, What activity?

@siantastic, I love it! Eating has become so much more of a present, conscious activity. Eating even very simple dishes is now incredibly enjoyable.

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Jordan Lejuwaan (23,401)A (@jordan) 5 years ago ago

Day 18: Did a bunch of work for HE that I had been putting off, in addition to getting through to the final stage of the intern process

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Tine (366) (@tine) 5 years ago ago

@jordan,

the gray one

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Tine (366) (@tine) 5 years ago ago

@jordan,

or… you’re right, what activity?

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Anonymous (2,833) (@) 5 years ago ago

@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.

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FindYourGreatness (344)C (@jpete011) 5 years ago ago

Sent direct emails to some people I look up to and would love to get in contact with.

I went to the gym but forgot my workout clothes. I went anyways and worked out in my work clothes, dress shoes and all.

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Peter T. (14) (@petertaggart) 5 years ago ago

day 2: pitched a business idea to a friend who could invest in it

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Em (472) (@emily) 5 years ago ago

Day 3: Got a hold of the person I’m going to be tutoring & set up our first “session” time.

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CaptDugan (22) (@captdugan) 5 years ago ago

Day 2: Went and got an id made that I’ve even putting off. Finished the first full day of my journal. Trained a new client. Survived Monday.

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Jordan Lejuwaan (23,401)A (@jordan) 5 years ago ago

Day 19: Shot Q&A video that I promised to you all a whilllllle ago. I hate being on camera (but have warmed up to it since starting this challenge!).

@ijesuschrist, I’ve used the roots and the seeds in my 3 attempts. I’ll look into the leaves, thanks! I WILL make this work and will let you know when :)

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Nisska (14) (@nisrom) 5 years ago ago

@siantastic, thanks! I would love to be able to cut my own hair…we will see.

Day 11: Submitted my public health final for my first ever free online class! While I will probably apply to get my masters, free education feels so much more fulfilled. My free astronomy class starts this week.

Day 12: Made my own toothpaste and bought apple cider vinegar to use as a rinse with it. Another accomplishment for my DIY goal.

Day 13: Learning to read and fill my own car tires. It’s about damn time.

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Day 8: Tried speaking to as many strangers as possible on my travels, before I got back home where people look at you funny if you catch their eye.

Day 9: Meditated in public…in the airport. Worked out pretty well.

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FindYourGreatness (344)C (@jpete011) 5 years ago ago

@siantastic, hah I’ve done that too (meditated in a public place). People were probably staring a giving weird looks but I didn’t see any of it cause my eyes were closed

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Anonymous (251) (@) 5 years ago ago

@jpete011, Ha exactly. I was amazed how much I managed to zone out the hundreds of people around me. Couldn’t zone out the tannoys though…those things are crazy loud!

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Giulia (4) (@abcdefgiulia) 5 years ago ago

Day 1: I’m writing here. English isn’t my first language and I’ve never had the guts to write anything on forums, blogs etc. Timing for this challenge is about perfect, thank you :)

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Anonymous (251) (@) 5 years ago ago

@abcdefgiulia, That’s awesome that you felt ready to take that step! Welcome!

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