I try to live my life according to Norse Paganism. Among other things, I believe I must be heroic on the field of battle to impress the valkeries to be allowed to spend eternity in Vallhala.
How does this belief manifest itself in my life? I'm a surfer. Whenever I get anxious, for example, whenever it's big, I will say Vallhala, and this gives me the courage to be brave in the face of danger. For example, if I see a big wave building in front of me, instead of paddling for the shoulder, I'll say Vallhala, and I'll turn and paddle for the wave.