How To Be Spontaneous: An Indispensable User's Guide
- Write down when you plan to be spontaneous. For myself, I usually do this 2-3 weeks in advance.
- When your spontaneous day arrives, put on an outfit that encourages spontaneity. For example, an orange sweater screams “impromptu.” (Ed. note: make sure you have picked it up from the dry cleaners the day before.) Take an umbrella with you in case it rains. It’s hard to be spontaneous when you’re soggy.
- Kids are pretty much synonymous with spontaneity. Ask them what strategies they recommend. Wait, kids also eat worms for fun. Maybe don’t ask their opinion after all.
I bring a notepad with me so I can track my spontaneity. I set the timer on my watch to beep every five minutes so I can rank my level of spontaneity for that precise moment. I was using a scale of 1-10 (with 10 being the most spontaneous), but then I switched to 1-100 for improved accuracy. And then I decided that the number 1 should be the most spontaneous, not 100. Then I changed my mind and switched back. Then I couldn’t remember my scale, so I gave everything a ranking of 50.
Oh, gotta go! My timer is beeping!