Planning and organizing can be a great boost to our productivity. They can help deal with our schedules in the ever-busy human world. Mostly, we plan things out only when we focus on getting stuff done. For others, it’s a way of life. If you choose to be spontaneous, on the other hand, you will only deal with getting stuff done.
Spontaneity is very liberating, provided we have developed our inner moral code to be set on default, no matter what. Here are 16 reasons why letting the wind guide us is a great boost to our living:
Being spontaneous is agreeing with our natural feeling without any external constraint. When we dance to our own beat, we feel free from all the chains binding us to what is expected of us.
2. No Overthinking or Anxiety
When living spontaneously, we don’t think of what we’ve done and what we’re going to do. We just do. We live for the moment.
3. No Opportunity Missed.
As we don’t think about the circumstances before jumping onto something (and it won’t be anything bad if our inner moral system is set on default), we don’t miss most casual opportunities life throws at us.
4. No Boundaries
When planning what we’re going to do to achieve something, we’ve set a goal in our minds and would be willing to do anything that leads us to the goal (which is good too, depending on the goal and the means). But when we are spontaneous, we do what we feel at the moment, and feel drawn towards the path less traveled. If we don’t know what we’re going to face, preparing our inner guide is better than planning stuff out.
5. More Flexibility
When we have a spontaneous approach towards life, we might choose the path most traveled because that is where our personal spontaneity compass is pointing towards. Always choosing the path less traveled is also a boundary we could possibly limit ourselves to.
6. Better Self-Confidence
Not only would we be comfortable walking the path less traveled, but we would also be comfortable with the path we’ve chosen spontaneously. And we would enjoy walking it our way.
7. More Creativity
For me, art has always been a way of self-expression and not a label over the list of practically useless skills to master. There could be many ways to express ourselves creatively, through sketches, doodles, poems, stories, dances, beats, etc., and when we are spontaneous, we feel comfortable trying out different ways. This form of creativity could be self-healing in a way because we aren’t “expressing ourselves” according to the “standards of creativity” set by society, but are expressing ourselves the way we feel empowered.
8. Not Restricted by Social Stereotypes
Society loves labeling people. Our egos like to wear labels. It gives us a sense of identity we could relate ourselves to and a more established term by which we can be recognized by society. These labels can help give us directions when we are lost, but we mostly just let it give us all the directions. Spontaneity is not caring which stereotype we fall under and doing it our way nevertheless.