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Planning Ahead Is the Key to Living With More Spontaneity

Planning Ahead Is the Key to Living With More Spontaneity

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Planning To Do Nothing

It may seem counterintuitive, but spontaneity often can’t happen without a bit of advanced planning.

In a 2020 study, 72% of people said they feel happier after a spontaneous act. Those who described themselves as a “spontaneous person” were 40% more likely to consider themselves a “happy p...

Timeboxing

The key to spontaneity is timeboxing, a powerful method for getting things done that involves planning out periods of time each day to focus on distinct tasks.

Suggesting that people need to schedule spontaneity can seem contradictory and ...

Only People with Time Can Be Spontaneous

People find the idea of timeboxing restrictive as if it’s policing their time. But the truth is, that timeboxing is liberating because it makes more time for spontaneity.

When we’re frazzled and distracted, the joy of spontaneity goes out the window.

If we don’t plan our time, someone...

Get Started with Timeboxing

To create a weekly timeboxed schedule, you first have to decide how much time you want to spend on each domain of your life—yourself, your important relationships, and your work—according to your values.

Your values are the attributes o...

Be Indistractable

Making a timeboxed calendar is an important step to becoming Indistractable.

When you know exactly what you want to be doing every moment of the day, then you more easily recognize when distraction is pulling you away from that.

Then, rather than fall victim to the vicious cycle of di...

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I swear by To-Do Lists on my Post-Its, only to realize I plan more than I can execute. Keep it time-bound and task-oriented, rather than a list of checkboxes.

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