But, last night, when I was trying to connect with a friend I felt hemmed in by my very own calendar and I realized that while usually there is a balance between scheduled and unscheduled time – this summer hasn’t been like that.
I’ve filled the dates that I’m free from work to fit in all the other things I want to do. Visits with friends that I rarely see during the school year. Outings with my daughter. Camping trips. Family BBQs and other super fun stuff. It’s all good, but it’s also dimming the spark in life that comes when you wake up and just decide to do whatever you feel like.
Life is feeling a little predictable. To some degree, that’s o.k. But growth is a product of creativity, novelty, curiosity and those things are stifled a bit when every move is planned.
So, I’m planning to be spontaneous. Yep. Though I know I have a doc appointment on Wednesday, I also know that Tuesday is a day with my daughter. Instead of calling friends or making reservations I’m sitting on that open date. We’ll decide what to do after we wake up and eat the Rice Krispies and see how the mood strikes.
Spontaneity for me, isn’t all that comfortable or natural, but knowing I have nothing to figure out on Tuesday, actually feels freeing. Refreshing even. And those good feelings will create more fun.
In Wednesday’s post I’ll tell you some ways you can add a little spontaneity and fun back into your life without burning the schedule.
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