I love when the universe sends me nice, subtle messages.
Sweet little nudges steering me towards my strongest path.
As I sauntered into the deli I was greeted with a look of shock and then a quirky grin by the fun couple who look after me each week. I could tell something was up, slightly amiss. I quickly looked down, was my belt undone or my top on backward?
“What’s up?” I said.
They both chuckled and replied, “It isn’t Thursday?”
There it was, one of those subtle nudges.
I was that predictable. Even the local shopkeepers can tell the day of the week by my visits.
Time to shake it up a bit.
Spontaneity does not come naturally to me.
That does not mean I am not spontaneous.
It does mean I consciously strive to embrace it in my life.
Spontaneity gives me a feeling of freedom.
It opens me up to possibility.
It stimulates and excites me awakening my senses.
It challenges my fear of losing the schedule and increases my courage when it is all okay.
It shows my children a fun and exciting way to embrace life.
I have been blessed with a dear friend who epitomises spontaneity. She has demonstrated how to love and embrace spontaneous moments, while supporting me through the truckload of emotions I often go through.
Even though I seek spontaneity and I value it in my life I sometimes struggle as I use it.
Here are 15 simple ways to add a dose of spontaneity into your life.
- Go out for lunch and arrive home late in the evening.
- Pack up your dinner and enjoy it at a local park.
- Try a new shop for your regular morning coffee.
- Jump in the car and head for the country, stopping to explore towns along the way.
- Swim at the beach during sunset.
- Climb into bed and read your book until it is finished.
- Shop on a different day.
- Sign up for an art class.
- Grab your phone and take that selfie, now.
- Get up early and enjoy sunrise on top of a mountain.
- Bake some sweet treats and leave them in the lunch room at work.
- Go to the gym and join the next class on the timetable.
- Stop and have your make up done while you are out shopping.
- Join in a dance class.
- Go to the park on your own to enjoy the swing.
- Go to a movie in the middle of the day.
- Run a bath for you and your partner before bedtime.
- Have your photo taken with santa this year.
- Set up a tent and sleep with the kids in the lounge room.
- Drop in on a friend without notice.
- Book in a tour of your home city.
Does spontaneity come easy to you?
What have you done that has been spontaneous?
Share your ideas in comments below.