When was the last time you “popped in” to see someone without texting them, or went out with friends for a lunch date that hadn’t been in the diary for weeks?

Here’s the thing, some of us are naturally spontaneous and could even take it a little too far by getting piercings on a whim or blowing our monthly budget on one outfit. On the other hand, some of us just aren’t.

So, what if being whisked away on a surprise weekend away is your idea of hell? What if you are not naturally spontaneous and your life tends to revolve around routines and planning? Waking up, working, sleeping, and doing it all over again …

Truth is, as humans we are creatures of habit. And don’t get me wrong, routines can be incredibly useful in getting things done. But when the barista starts making your coffee before you order it, it’s time to shake things up. The good news is that becoming more spontaneous doesn’t mean putting an end to plans and structure.

Although it can be amazing to do something a touch more radical now and then, we could be spontaneous every day in so many ways.

Here’s how:

  • Get up and dance right now. C’mon, do it! Play some tunes and boogie down. What’s the worst that could happen?!
  • Add a twist to your day-to-day. Spice things up and work from your favorite coffee shop for a day.
  • Make plans. Do you often find yourself saying to a friend, “We should have coffee soon” and never do it? Next time get it straight in the diary, for as soon as possible.
  • Screw with your post-work funk. Hit happy hour. Invite a co-worker you don’t know all that well for a drink after work instead of going straight home.
  • Take a day off. Do whatever it is you love doing, only if it isn’t work.
  • Get out there. Delve into the wonderful world of dating apps. The goal here is to embrace and own your vulnerability so the fear eventually fades away.
  • Expand your palate. Try that new Moroccan restaurant and pic the most interesting dish on the menu.
  • Dine solo. This liberating experience can open up new opportunities. Consider the drawback of dining with multiple people – like small talk, bill-splitting – enjoying a meal in peace looks appetizing in comparison.
  • Take the muzzle off. Voice your opinions. Get in the game right now.
  • Say “Bonjour” or “Ciao”. Learn a new language, you might make a friend in a faraway place!

Not everyone can, or wants to be that person that can plan a trip to a dream destination in 30 minutes and that’s okay. Just don’t be the person that allows life to pass you by.

The experience of enjoying life is in living it, and not always planning it, allowing ourselves to be led in the moment by our feelings and emotions.

It’s better to look back and say: I can’t believe I did that” than to look back and say: “I wish I did that.”

Source: zapinterest.com, theodysseyonline.com, aconciousrethink.com, lifehack.org, wikihow.com, lovepanky.com, medium.com, cosmopolitan.com, mydomaine.com, travelground.com

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