Here Are 9 Tips On How To Live A More Spontaneous Life
By: Kratika Wed, 21 Apr 2021 5:22 PM
Society has taught us that life is about waking up, working, sleeping, and doing it all over again. Isn’t there something wrong with that equation?
Most of us are tied down to something. Work, bills, spouse, kids, mortgage, business, debt. There’s always something that keeps us from breaking free and doing just what we want to, whenever we want to. That’s just life, and there’s nothing much we can do about it if we want to remain as responsible adults.
However, that’s not the end of the world. Always remember that what you’re doing now is only temporary, until you figure out how to follow your passion and get paid for it at the same time. Until then, there’s no reason why life has to be a bleak and dull place.
Becoming a more spontaneous person is certainly not an easy feat, so here are 18 simple things that you can do to live a more spontaneous life. Hopefully, these steps will encourage you to do something more when you’re finally ready to.
# Shake up your routine
It doesn’t have to be something drastic like yelling at your boss or picking up the dry cleaning in your undies. You could start with something simple, like going somewhere else for your morning coffee or taking a new route home from work.
When you do something different, you open your eyes and mind up to new possibilities. You’ll then feel more inclined and less afraid to try new things. Plus, not knowing what’s around the corner is an exciting feeling, isn’t it?
# Do something new every day
Whether it’s placing a different order when you’re out on your daily coffee run or putting on that shirt that you never had any confidence to wear, you need to break out of your comfort zone. There’s no need to plan for it, just go with the flow. When the opportunity presents itself, don’t hesitate and just do it.
# Ask that hottie out
Another way to be more spontaneous in life is to not be afraid of getting rejected. A good example is asking your crush out. The reason you haven’t done it yet is because you’re afraid of getting rejected, right? The next time you’re able to, ask that hottie out without worrying too much about the consequences.
People love it when they’re the object of someone else’s desire and you can be sure that your crush will be flattered that you had the courage to ask them out. Even if you get rejected, so what? At least you get to build a bond with your crush, and possibly even a friendship. That will leave you plenty of room to try again. Remember that if you never try, you’ll never know.
# Reconnect with old friends
Whether it’s your old college dorm mate or coworker from your first job, there’s nothing wrong with rekindling neglected relationships. You’ll be surprised at just how meaningful a meet up with an old friend can be.
The nice thing about hanging out with people whom you haven’t seen in a while is that you never know where it could lead to and what you’ll talk about. Everything will seem fresh and new, a far cry from the same old tales you discuss with those whom you see on a regular basis.
# Connect with those around you
You’ll be surprised at just how interesting the people around you are. Instead of meeting up with your regular group of friends or heading home for a night of TiVo, invite your coworker, neighbor, study group member or anyone else whom you see on a regular basis *but do not have a friendship with* out for a drink.
You have to admit that it’s a little unorthodox, but that’s where the fun is. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with getting to know the “background” people in your life.
# Do what you want
Afraid of consuming that delicious croissant, because you’re on a diet? Don’t want to take an extra day of vacation leave, because you’re afraid your coworkers will look at you as a lazy team member? Embarrassed to wear pink, because you don’t want your friends to think you’re not manly?
Forget the rules, and just do whatever makes you happy. Life is for living, so live it loud and proud. Just be sure you don’t hurt yourself or anyone else in the process.
# Jump on a plane
Traveling is one of the best ways to feed the heart and soul. The more time you spend seeing what the world has to offer, the more likely you’ll feel that routine just isn’t right for you. The people you will meet, food you will taste, smells you will encounter, and sights you will see will certainly give you a renewed sense of wonderment. That sense of adventure will be sure to lend a hand in your overall spontaneity.
# Start saying yes
Whether it’s an invite to a party where you know no one but the host, an invite to have drinks with coworkers whom you’re not very close with, or even something as random as saying yes to helping your neighbor move some boxes, just start saying yes.
It’ll open you up to new experiences, new people, and situations out of your comfort zone. Even if it’s a one-time thing, you’ll always fondly look back on the experience and remember it as something exciting that’s out of the norm, and you’ll feel more inclined to do it again. It sure beats repetition, doesn’t it?
# Stop doubting yourself
The more you feel like you can’t do things, the more likely you won’t. When you psych yourself out to try something new that you’re not comfortable with, the more likely you’ll break out of your boring routine. Spice up your life by telling yourself that you can do it, and you will.