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Stuck: Exercise Your Goose Bumps

Think about it, when you want to get out of stuck, you can exercise your goose bumps.

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The other night Tony Ryan showed me a flyer from a Canadian Recycle company  with the title “Exercise Your Goose Bumps”. And I thought what does that mean for people who need to get out of stuck? Now headlines are important to any promotional piece and as this one goes, it makes you look twice. How does one exercise their goose bumps? But what Tony was talking about thinking outside the box or as he said the “dodecahedron”.  And when we are stuck we need to think really differently to get out of stuck and excel. We need to raise the goose bumps and purposefully do something out of the normal. You want to do something that scares you but is relatively safe to do. So here are a few ways you can exercise your goose bumps (face your fears and just go for something):

  • Sing karaoke with your colleagues
  • Make a presentation at a family gathering
  • Go to a church of a different religion
  • Eat a food you have never tried before and always thought was yucky – but make sure it is prepared by someone who knows how to cook it.
  • Wear something that you have never worn before – a type of clothing, a color, a style, a hairstyle, a shoe …
  • Read something you have never read before
  • Listen to a type of music that is new to you
  • Visit a new place, ideally something natural
  • Hug a tree,
  • Sit on a high rock,
  • Walk into the ocean up to your neck (watch those waves though)
  • Climb a mountain, jump off a bridge (with bungy cord attached).
  • Jump out of a plane
  • Para-glide
  • Fly in a small plane
  • Go up in a hot air balloon
  • Write a note to someone who hurt you and forgive them
  • Visit a person in your neighborhood who you have never met before, especially if you know they are lonely. Bring a bowl of fruit or some fresh tomatoes (ideally from your garden)
  • Go visit a rest home and volunteer to read to a lonely resident
  • Go visit a sick children’s ward and volunteer to read to the children or do magic or fold origami or entertain them

What else can you think of. I would love to make this a list of 50or even 101  things. so please help me. What can you think of that would exercise your goose bumps, get you out of stuck and have some FUN! Roberta Simplifier, Presenter, Mentor


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  • Roy A. Ackerman, PhD, EA January 27, 2012, 2:29 pm

    I think your friend needs to retake geometry. A dodecahedron is a polygon with twelve sides. Kind of like the capsids in my post today. The box is a hexahedron- so his inflation is 100% (twice as big).
    And, from my point of view, it’s best to not even consider there’s a box.
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    • Roberta Budvietas January 27, 2012, 3:44 pm

      I agree Roy no box thinking is better. Not sure about the first part of your statement here – no box in the post except by mention.

  • Janette Fuller January 28, 2012, 1:37 am

    I really like the title ~ “Exercise Your Goosebumps” ~ That really got my attention.
    I agree that we should always try to do new things that are outside our comfort zones. BUT, I don’t think you will see me jumping out of a plane or para gliding any time soon. :)
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    • Roberta Budvietas January 28, 2012, 9:59 am

      See headlines are the way to get some people to read but not always. I could not believe that I went paragliding and would do it again. Jumping out of a plane or bungi jumping are still on my only if really necessary list Janette.

  • Catwoman January 28, 2012, 7:10 am

    Very inspiring text, thanks for it!I totally agree, we only can get out of stuck when we are ready to step out of our comfort zones (exercise our goose bumps). New aspect could only be discovered from unusual viewpoints.
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    • Roberta Budvietas January 28, 2012, 9:57 am

      Absolutely you have to step out of the norm to get out of stuck and that is always where the challenge lies. Thanks for visiting

  • Hajra January 28, 2012, 7:55 am

    Things I do to exercise my goose bumps :

    1. Ice cold bath (given I live in a hot place, this probably might have health problems otherwise)
    2. watch scary movies (always with a partner)
    3. Visit an old age home.
    4. Visit a school for the blind/deaf/dumb. And see how they aren’t letting anything get in the way of living it to the fullest.
    5. Call up a long forgotten aunt / uncle / cousin… brighten up your day and theirs.
    6. Dance blindfold (best done with company! 😉 )

    Many things… but there’s a start.
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    • Roberta Budvietas January 28, 2012, 9:56 am

      Thanks Hajra I will definitely add these but I will make the comment around the cold bath – sauna and then cold bath is what is recommended in some places in the world. Polar bear swims too – now that really gives me goose bumps

  • Lynn Brown January 29, 2012, 6:54 am

    Love the analogy Roberta! All great tips and gets you thinking just how you can really get out of stuck by stepping up, out and do something different. Thanks for the reminder!
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    • Roberta Budvietas January 29, 2012, 12:26 pm

      Thanks Lynn. If it gets people to think and act differently than the norm or what is expected than maybe innovation and growth would truly happen because we would not be dealing with same old same old BS
      And it is good for your health – mentally and physically too

  • Get Free Templates January 30, 2012, 12:16 am

    The title i definitely eye-catching))) Well, I can only add that you can try to swim in a river or a lake in winter) That will be the reason of goose bumps appearance, for sure)
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    • Roberta Budvietas January 31, 2012, 5:46 am

      That suggestion gives goose bumps in two ways. I really hate being cold like that but it will get you out of stuck.

  • Emilia January 30, 2012, 11:00 pm

    Wow, sitting on a very high mountain and looking down would definitely do it for me. Thanks for this reminder, I think you have listed a lot of great tips for getting out of stuck. Cool.
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    • Roberta Budvietas January 31, 2012, 5:45 am

      Hop you can find a mountain Emilia. The climbing is gives some people the goose bumps and vertigo gives it to others. Living in a country with volcanoes (extinct) I enjoy getting to the top of a few of them regularly. It puts a lot of things into perspective, including how fragile we humans are.

  • Samantha Bangayan January 31, 2012, 4:33 am

    I love this way of thinking about it, Roberta! =) It’s a great analogy for me because I know that I need more exercise in more ways than one! You are had tons of totally novel ideas to me in your list — I especially liked the one about visiting a church of a different religion. =)

    How about:
    – Participate in an ancient, traditional ritual of natives.
    – Get to know one of the beggars you’ve always seen in your city and bring him/her something s/he needs.
    – Join a community race.
    – Travel to a rural area and live there for a week.
    – Spend a day completely alone.

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    • Roberta Budvietas January 31, 2012, 5:43 am

      Great additions Samantha. I like the travel to a rural area. I have had some amazing times doing that and met some fabulous people.

  • Mika Castro April 19, 2012, 5:48 pm

    The more you exercise your Goose bumps, the more it will lessen your weaknesses in life. As you are strengthening your fears in life, Facing it will end it all.
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    • Roberta Budvietas April 20, 2012, 6:19 am

      Never concentrate on weaknesses Mika, know them but build your strengths to get out of stuck and excel. Our weaknesses teach us acceptance

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