This Blog Will Change Your Life – Week 7

[There comes a time in every girl’s life, (usually after a third or fourth martini), when she realizes “Damn, I need to do something… travel to Europe, take up Chinese, get married…someeeething! I need to change my life.” Finding myself in one such rut and without the cash-flow for a capricious jet-set to France, I decided to live by the book, take the plunge, and tackle the Benrik challenge.]

Week 7 – Task 1

Day 109: Test the foot you get out of bed on – Right

I always knew there was a risk of getting up on the wrong side of the bed, but I didn’t know that I had to deal with a “wrong foot,” as well. And so, to begin this journey, I decided to put my right foot down first, instead of my left. There was strategy to this decision. First of all, I am left-handed so I have always been partial to the left side. Then, assuming that the left foot would give me a luckier day, I decided to save it for Friday – a day I had some high hopes for.

But it turned out that I had a perfectly fine day. There were no storm clouds and I had a fun night out. So I figured, maybe there isn’t anything to this “lucky foot” thing either way…

Week 7 – Task 2

Day 110: Test the foot you get out of bed on –Left

Butttttt, I was wrong. Turns out I do have a lucky foot, and it isn’t the left. Everything went wrong after leading with the left foot; All my plans got canceled and I lost twenty bucks.

I vow to always lead with the right foot for now on. What is YOUR lucky foot?

Week 7 – Task 3

Day 309: Millionaire!! Act like you’re worth millions today. Only your bank manager will know the difference. 

Today was a great day (probably because I started off on the right foot!) I dolled myself up in my best apparel, borrowed my mother’s Mercedes, and took myself out for a spin. I ended up meeting a few of my friends at a nice seafood restaurant by the water and, being the baller that I am, I picked up the tab.

When I got home I put on my PJs and went back to reality. Ramen noodles, anyone?

Week 7 – Task 4

Day 137: Does Cheese Really Give You Nightmares?

So according to the authors, eating a lot of cheese right before you go to bed insures that you will have nightmares. The book asks me to eat 100 oz and frankly, that just isn’t going to happen. However, I did have brie for dinner, which supposedly would trigger nightmares about falling from great heights.

I didn’t end up dreaming about great heights, but I did have a nightmare that a block of cheese was trying to eat me.

Very unsettling.

Week 7 – Task 5

Day 196: Mannerisms Day – Try to be aware of what your body is saying to those around you: don’t let them betray your innermost feelings.

I am usually pretty good at reading body language – crossing your legs towards someone means you’re into them, playing with your hair means you are insecure, etc. – but usually I am reading other’s body language, not my own.

And so I did my best to take notice of my own body language. Throughout the day, I noticed the following:

-Nail biting (a personal weakness): Insecurity/nervousness

-Fiddling with items: Boredom/impatience

-Looking upwards and to the left: Use of the creative side of the brain

-Looking upwards and to the right: Recalling a memory

-Bouncing foot: Boredom/impatience

Take notice! What signals are you giving other people? 

[Catch up on weeks 1-6 right here]

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