We can’t completely plan out everything that happens in our lives. Instead a lot of the situations we find ourselves in we have to respond to spontaneously – which requires a certain amount of fast and creative thinking on the spot.
When we try to plan too much, we often over-think and over-analyze, which leads us to hesitate and not take action. For example, if you’re having a conversation with a new girl or boy you like, you may often find yourself thinking in your head, “What should I say?” which takes you out of the moment and usually ends with you not saying much of anything at all.
For some people, it’s really difficult to get “outside of their heads” and into the moment. However, one way we can practice being more spontaneous is by practicing improvisation exercises to make our minds think faster and more freely.