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The Key to Living With More Spontaneity Is Planning Ahead

It may seem counterintuitive, but it’s true

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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 person.”




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