Extemporaneous comes from ex tempore, in Latin, which means ‘to do something out of time,’ improvised, without advanced preparation. Extemporaneous actions are unplanned and spontaneous.
While our years have taught us the the importance of planning, a youthful trait that can still be ours at any age, is our ability to be impromptu.
To act instinctively, breaking loose, being free spirited, letting our urges and impulses lead to snap, spur-of-the-moment, wing it, harmless and fun decisions.
This is not the same as being irresponsible. But it is: Calling old and new friends at the last minute to see who’s available for a dinner party; jumping into a pool with a bathing suit…or not; risking being the one to get the party started by dancing up a storm; singing however you sing at the karaoke mike; buying that bus ticket to head to the nearest city for a day of exploration; having a sit down, candlelit dinner at 10pm instead of a rushed one at 6 in front of a TV; making a gourmet meal from whatever ingredients are in the fridge & closets; adding an accessory to your outfit that just seems like fun; banging a drum to the best of your abilities when other accomplished musicians say, ‘just try it.’
Find your moments. Extemporaneous improvisations come without instructions. No rules. Just your gut inspiring your next action. Try it. The more you trust that it’s OK to be extemporaneous, the more invigorated you will feel. This is the best prescription for adding life to our years at every age.
This is Silver Disobedience® philosophy. I’m @DianGriesel aka @SilverDisobedience ✨ A Perception Analyst who shares my Daily Meditations for other Ageless, Passionate & Curious People. More info in my bio & my websites.