While you may not consider yourself a very spontaneous person, you’d be surprised to find out that’s probably not really true.
A new survey finds:
- The average person is spontaneous about 18 times a day, which leads to 6,709 spontaneous decisions every year.
- Interestingly, only about one in six people consider themselves to be spontaneous.
- And all that spontaneity could be a good thing.
- 72% of people say they feel happier if they act in a spontaneous way.
- Of those who don’t think of themselves as spontaneous, one in three say they feel happy when they act spontaneously.
- Of those who consider themselves to be a spontaneous person, 38% are more likely to be confident and satisfied in their life.
- Overall 59% of folks say they’ve made a big spontaneous decision in the past.
So, what type of spontaneous decisions are people making?
- 56% of folks have gone on a spontaneous trip in the past five years, with 88% feeling happier because of it.
- Other types of spontaneous decisions include:
- Switching careers
- Adopting a dog
- Moving to a new country
- Ending a marriage