An overwhelming amount of people use a calculated thought process for just about everything in their lives, from when and where they’re going to eat to what shirt they’re going to wear. In recent years, though, there has been a growing trend of people who have decided to let fate decide and make random decisions based on nothing else but chance.
Studies have shown that those who are in their mid-20s are the most likely to make random decisions, while those who skew toward the very young and very old are also likely to make off-the-cuff decisions based on chance. No matter what your age, though, there are still some inconsequential things throughout the day that can be left entirely up to random decisions. If you want to spice things up, here are five fun ways to make random decisions in your life.
Pick Ideas Out of a Jar
This idea is especially fun for children. All you need to do is write down fun and interesting ideas, or maybe even new experiences for them to try, on small pieces of paper, fold the pieces of paper to hide the ideas and throw them all into a jar.
Have your kids shake the container around and jumble all of the ideas in the jar. Have them pull out a piece of paper with the mystery idea on it and let the random fun commence. If you want to get extra fun with it, you can decorate your own “jar of choice” so that it can be used over and over again whenever a fun random decision pops up again.
Spin a Mystery Wheel
Spinning a mystery wheel is a fun idea that will turn to make random decisions into an exciting game. You can buy, or create your own special mystery wheel with unique and fun ideas strewn throughout the multiple slots. You could put a list of different ingredients to use in a dish and spin the wheel to see what kind of creative meal to make.
You could put a bunch of fun places to go and spin the wheel to see what wonderful shenanigans you get into. The possibilities are endless. It’s an exciting way to add controlled spontaneity to your life when you need a little something different.
Have a Stranger Choose Your Meal
I’m sure you’ve seen this interesting challenge all over the Internet before, but there’s a reason for that. It’s just downright fun and random as can be. It’s a simple concept. All you have to do is go through the drive-thru at any fast food restaurant and let them know you want to order whatever it is the person in front of you ordered.
You make it something you love, or you may be disappointed, but it’s all in good fun. Variety is the spice of life, too, so it may end up being something that you’ve never tried before and end up loving. If it’s something you know that you aren’t going to like, you can always go back through the drive-thru even if it costs a few extra bucks.
Let Others Choose Your Outfit
This is a delightfully funky idea that could end up being awesome, or odd. Either way, it’ll turn out interesting. There are a couple of ways you could go about making this fun idea come to life. You could post some pictures of your outfit choices online for your friends to choose from.
Or maybe ask the employees, or other shoppers in a clothing store to pick out some uniquely styled outfits for you to take home. It doesn’t have to be an eccentric outfit or something that stands out too much. Stepping outside of your comfort zone is fun, but do it at your own pace.
Let Your Hairdresser Choose Your Hair Color and Style
Beware, this form of random decision-making might not be for you if you have a heavy attachment to your hair, or work at an establishment that frowns upon individuality. If you’re the kind of person who’s up for anything, then this is definitely right up your alley.
It could be as simple as getting a slightly different cut and dye than your norm, or maybe a drastically unique cut and dye that really stands out. No matter how big, or small the change is, it’s a fun way to shake things up a bit. Be sure to inform your hairdresser of any firm limits if you have any.