I have not been the most adventurous when it comes to doing things unplanned, this is due to me being a planner and feeling the need to know everything that is going on. I have gotten a lot better at living in the moment and being spontaneous, and today I am going to share my ways of becoming more spontaneous.
- I find that Pinterest is my cure for everything (there it is again). I search up certain words such as adventure, wanderlust, and travel, and I use that for inspiration. The inspiration I get from those pins is used to determine where I want to go and what I want to do.
- Say yes more often. If a friend asks to go spend the day at the beach and you have 10 minutes to get ready and go, say yes. It’s the beach, you can’t pass that up. I find that saying yes forces you to commit and follow through, therefore you HAVE to be spontaneous. Of course, there have to be limits on saying yes, if safety is an issue I would say no.
- Force yourself to follow through, I mentioned this one earlier. This one is important. If you commit and say you will do what you are planning to do, then you have to do it, especially if you are planning with friends. If this plan is set, you have no other choice but to go through with it.
- Start small, don’t jump out of a plane on your first day of attempting to be spontaneous (unless that’s what you vibe with, then I am not stopping you). Go on little adventures, but don’t be afraid to push your comfort zone a bit. Do not be afraid to try new things. Look at it this way: try it once and if you do not like it then you never have to do it again. That is a lesson I was taught by my parents. Trying something new and not liking it will not be the end of the world, so go for it.
I have put together a list of adventures you can go on to help embrace your spontaneous side, without pushing the limits of safety:
- Go hike a new trail
- Go to the beach (this is spontaneous if the beach is not in your backyard)
- Wake up early and chase the sunrise
- Go vegan for a day (if you are not already vegan)
- Grab a map of where you are from, close your eyes and point, that is your next destination
- Try a new activity (surfing, horseback riding, kayaking, etc…)
- Go to as many regional/state/national parks as you can
- Make a list of places you want to go and things you want to do and do them
- When you travel somewhere new, try a new food or drink
- Spend the whole day exploring a city you have never been
I hope you are inspired to go on an adventure. I have linked my Wanderlust playlist (follow my Apple music to see what else I listen to) *authors note: not all playlists are mine and I want to give credit to their rightful creators because I really like what they have created* and my travels Pinterest board so you can find inspiration for your next adventure (follow my Pinterest to see what else inspires me). Stay vibing!