Trying New Things: How To Be Spontaneous And Stop Being Bored
Do you ever feel like you want to do more with your life? Maybe you become easily bored. Plus, maybe you wonder how to be more spontaneous today! It can be easy to settle for a normal daily routine, but sometimes we can get bored of this and wish for more.
This is not uncommon, and if you feel like you want to become more spontaneous, it’s definitely possible. Perhaps you organize a lot in life and would like to know how you can be spontaneous and try new things? Many of us can sometimes feel that we aren’t doing enough, or have regrets that we didn’t do certain things, but it’s never too late to start.
How To Be Spontaneous And Stop Being Bored
If you have trouble trying new things or saying yes more, there are a few things you can do to help change the way that you approach your life. It’s great to have a daily Law Of Attraction routine and to have some relaxing time for yourself, however, it can be easy to become bored and want to change your routine, which is also a beneficial thing to do.
I am going to discuss things that you can do to help you become spontaneous and hopefully not be as bored with your life as you may be feeling now.
1. Pick The Behaviours And Actions You Want To Change
It can be nice to have your own daily routine and activities that you enjoy doing each day. However, there may be some things you do just to pass the time or because it’s what you are used to doing. It would be a great start to make a list of things you do daily, then start to decide what you would like to change.
If, for instance, you want to take up dance classes (but you’ve been too busy), and you find that most evenings you come home and watch TV for 2 hours, this could be a chance to change that behavior once a week and take up the class you want to do.
This is just an example, but writing down your daily routine can really help you. You can then decide if there are things you are doing just to pass the time, and decide what you can do to change it.
2. Let Go Of Any Limiting Beliefs
During our life, we can develop many limiting beliefs. Limiting beliefs can stop you from doing certain things as we normally put ourselves down. For example, you may have a limiting belief that you can’t try to play badminton because “you aren’t good enough” or “you never used to be good at sports”.
These are limiting beliefs and can be changed. Try and recognize any limiting, unhelpful beliefs you have and start to learn to ignore them and push yourself out of your comfort zone.
This can help you to hopefully start to be more spontaneous and try new things, which should help with boredom too.
3. Try And Make Immediate Plans
This can be quite hard to do if you are used to planning ahead, but this could be beneficial for you if you want to become more spontaneous. You might find yourself saying “we will do that next month” or “maybe we should book a holiday at the end of the year” etc. Try and swap this with immediate actions.
Instead of putting off going out with a friend for a few weeks, if they ask you that day, and you can, don’t be afraid to just say yes and go for it. Maybe go somewhere new and explore; this could also be easier as you will be with someone else and not on your own.
This may seem difficult, but if you can start living in the present and spend less time planning to do things you could be doing now but putting it off, you may be surprised by just how many new things you can try. This can help you to be more spontaneous and stop being bored.
4. Start Listening To Your Gut
Just like with our limiting beliefs, we also have our gut instinct. Sometimes, when trying to be spontaneous, you may hear the rational, over-anxious voice in your head questioning your decision. For example, “Should I be doing this?”, “What is something goes wrong?” or “What if you embarrass yourself?”.
This voice is common for a lot of people who worry about others or are quite cautious. If you can learn to ignore the doubt that pops up and listen to your gut, you should start to become more spontaneous.
Try to recognize and listen to your gut, this is the feeling you get without even thinking about it. Perhaps a certain situation comes up and your gut is saying to do it, and before you let the doubt creep in, you say yes and try something new (and have a great time doing it).
The possibilities can be endless when you start listening to your own gut!
5. Start Small
When you are trying to be more spontaneous or trying new things, it doesn’t have to be something big and scary to start with. Although you could go and travel the world if you wanted to, this isn't always possible for everyone. Starting small is perfectly OK when you are trying to be spontaneous.
As I mentioned before, changing little things in your daily routine can be a great way to get yourself out of boredom and try new things. If you start with small, spontaneous activities you can start to feel more comfortable with planning less and then build yourself up to bigger things.
Doing this, along with learning how to get rid of your limiting beliefs and worries, are all great steps to take in order to become less bored with your life and getting out to try new things.
6. Create A “Do Something” List
Creating a “Do Something” List, or even a jar full of your ideas can be so helpful when it comes to trying new things. This will help with any questions you might have about what exactly you want to do.
Sit down and write your ideas, you could even ask your friends and family for some too, and put them all in a list, or in a jar.
This way, when it comes to you sitting at home, bored, you can go to your list, or jar and pick something that you can do.
You are still being spontaneous because you don’t know which you will end up choosing, you will have the idea in front of you and the time to do it, so there won’t be much stopping you from actually just doing it!
Try and practice these steps and hopefully you should start to see how easy it can be to become more spontaneous, try new things and feel less bored with your life. Limiting beliefs and doubt can be hard to overcome, but trying to recognize these whilst practicing our other steps, can really help.
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