Skip Your Daily Routines And Embrace being spontaneous For A Change
Spontaneous-Coming or resulting from a natural impulse or tendency; without effort or premeditation; natural and unconstrained; unplanned:
Are you tired of the same old routine day in and day out? Of course, you love your routines. They are what keep you functioning and on track. Routines are necessary. But come on, once in a while, you need a change. Leap out of your comfort zone and go for it. If not now, when?
In today's world, our lives are planned out and organized ahead of time. Admit it. You pretty much know what you will be doing on any given day. Right down to what time you will be doing it. Am I right? And how far ahead has your life been scheduled for you?
I may sound like a crazy old lady, but back when I was younger and the kids were little, I didn't know what my day would be like. Naturally, the morning would start with getting the kids dressed and fed. But a morning phone call from a friend would be all it took for me to be loading the kids and strollers into the car. And off we would go.
The grocery shopping and the laundry will be there tomorrow. It will get done.
I am so glad that I raised my kids when we didn't have to plan everything. Hard to believe that we were living life without a plan. What a concept, huh, living life without an app or a plan. And we enjoyed it.
I firmly believe we need more spontaneity in our lives. Spontaneity is good for us.
People today need to find a balance between spontaneity and routines. Both have a purpose in our lives.
Life should have more creativity and freedom and fewer restrictions. At the very least, we should at least attempt to add some spontaneity into our lives.
Not sure what spontaneous things you could do? Here are a few suggestions for you.
Do something that scares you. Think of something you've always wanted to do, but the very idea scares you. Maybe zip lining. Or even rock climbing. There must be something you've secretly always wanted to try, but it scares you. Go for it.
Pack up the kids or grandkids and go off on an adventure. Make it a surprise for the kids—a trip to the zoo, their favorite park, or somewhere new to all of you.
Sign up for a class. Maybe something creative like an art class or a writing class.
Dedicate yourself to trying a new hobby.
Change your look. A few highlights in your hair. A new hairstyle. Be a little daring.
Spend the day with yourself. Maybe lunch and a movie. Just some you time.
Go to a restaurant and order something you've never tried before. Better yet, go to a restaurant you've never been to and try something new.
Spend the whole day taking photos.
Create a bucket list. And then get busy doing those things on the list.
Take a spur-of-the-moment weekend road trip.
Take a couple of hours and do whatever you want to do. Try to make it something you don't usually have time to do. Make it something fun.
Send out a group text and invite friends over for an impromptu get-together.
Change up your daily routines a bit. Add something new to your same old routine. Maybe add a good morning phone call to your best friend or a family member. Try a flavored coffee instead of the same old blend every morning. The possibilities are endless.
At least try to pencil into your to-do list a little time for whatever you want to do. A little time set aside for some spontaneity is better; than no spontaneity. You can think of it as organized spontaneity.
So are you a spontaneous person, or do you prefer to stick to your schedule and routines? Or maybe you enjoy a balance of both.