Hello beautiful people!! I've given this advice to a few people and I try to apply it to my own life, and I have to say, this is the thing that's lead to loads of happiness in my life. Its a super simple concept, but one that's often hard to do, so let's talk about how to make it happen and why it's important!!
We'll start with the spontaneous part. Basically this means you need to grasp every opportunity that you can. I always have been-- and probably always will be-- a planner. I've never been the one to go out and take opportunities unless I give them careful consideration and have them marked down on my calendar. But lately I've realized that it's okay to do something spontaneous every once in a while!! I'll be honest, it's not something that's very easy for me because sometimes it stresses me out a little, so I've had to learn to force myself to go out and be spontaneous. It sounds contradictory, but I really just need that extra push and a little reassurance that being spontaneous is probably going to lead to something good.
Although it took a bit of effort for me to actually go out and try to be spontaneous, it has always, always, always paid off. Working on becoming a spontaneous person has lead to some of the best relationships and friendships in my life. I've met tons of new people just by having a friend say, "Hey! Come meet this person!!" I've experienced new things just by saying yes to something last minute. I've gone on more adventures, made great memories, and met some of the most amazing people I've ever known.
It can be scary to say yes to something, to try something different, or to meet someone new. I'm always someone who's a little nervous to meet new people, but I'm glad I've started to do it, because I've met so many interesting people and have made new connections that I'm so excited about. I've met some amazing girl bosses by going to an event where I only knew one person walking in. I started dating my boyfriend because one of my best friends told me I just had to meet her friend because he has the same sense of humor that I do, and I met even more friends through him. People I've given this advice to have told me they're also going on dates because they just decided to say yes to doing so.
The point is, being spontaneous is going to lead to a whole lot more fun and adventure in your life. It gives you the chance to make new relationships and to try more experiences. I've never been happier, and it's all because I've decided to be a little more spontaneous. Of course, I'm still inclined to stick to my planner, but it's been healthy for me to step out of my comfort zone and try something new!
I also want to touch on the second half of that statement. There's always a difference between being spontaneous and being sketchy. This is kind of like the disclaimer to my piece of advice. It is so important to make sure that you're being safe with the decisions you make and the people you meet. Make sure you're being careful and not getting yourself into a risky situation. Don't go out with someone you've heard some sketch things about/have never met. Go meet someone in public or go with a mutual friend if you're getting to know them so it's harder for them to kidnap you.. this is a joke but also sort of serious. This sounds like something a parent would say, but it's just super important to be careful and conscious of your decisions!!! Be safe, but have fun!!
I hope this can give you a little inspiration to go out and try something new, especially now that the summer is coming up. Let's make this the best summer yet by being a little bit more spontaneous!!!
Cheer to the summer!! <3