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
Day 10: With thanks to @ijesuschrist I had the sensation of leaving my body for the first time, just by being high/tired and listening to music. Mind. Blown. Will definitely be doing it again!
Day 11: Started the clear out I’ve been putting off forever.
I love this.
Thanks for presenting this challenge. I’ve gained an incredible surge of confidence and am learning about myself and letting go.
Well… The other night I watched Bride of Chucky – WHICH Chucky, the doll, has been my biggest fear/actual phobia status, since I first saw it when I was 5. That thing chased me in my nightmares and dreams for twenty years of my life and was the focal point for years of humiliation and fear and pain brought on by my family. I was teased and threatened with a doll relentlessly. I would hyperventilate when I would see the face. This whole experience of panic attacks and what felt like paralysis stemming from this glimpse of irrational fear.
All I had were fragments of an image and a voice and for the majority of my lifetime that was the monster that was coming to get me. That was it… a crappy little doll. And a laughable movie filled with bad acting and what looks like expensive puppetry. I actually enjoyed myself and found myself teaming with those guys. THAT was it.
I laugh at myself and love myself like a cute little kid. Silly rabbit. That was fun.
@jordan, Good job :)
I was having a difficult time with shyness… like I couldn’t talk… so I started practicing freely speaking (journaling) in front of a camera and it really helped bring me out of my shell.
This challenge is so fulfilling. Thank you.
-Did my first ever Skype interview for my website. Coming out soon, stay tuned.
-Hired a freelancer for the first time
-asked some ‘mentors’ for some feedback
-emailed a bunch of inspiring people I look up to to try to get in contact with
Day 21: Started a routine of speaking my dreams out loud each morning
I had tried journaling before but writing it all down was a chore. It’s only been two days and my dream recall has already shot through the roof!
Day 22: Caught up on a TON of emails/messages from strangers that I had been putting off
Not a very exciting day, but progress nonetheless
Day 12: bought some craft supplies for projects I’ve been meaning to do forever.
Day 13: didn’t do anything in particular. Still carrying on with the de-cluttering, meditation and yoga though. Starting to see some habits forming :)
Day 14: went clubbing and didn’t drink. Just danced. It was ace.
@siantastic, that’s awesome. I’ve gone out a few nights now without drinking. It’s tough at first cause of all the peer pressure (and people get drinks just by habit every half hour or so!). But once I tried it, I realized how pointless alcohol really is. You don’t need it to have a good time, it’s just a programmed social habit