Technology has made it easier for us to plan out our lives months in advance and to the most minute of details. But in between alarms, synchronised calendars, reminders, messages and social media, it’s sometimes important to throw the plan out the window. Because planned fun, with all the best intentions, just isn’t as fun as going with the flow or seeing where the chips may fall. Beyond the obvious benefits, embracing your spontaneous side also offers exposure to new ideas and inspiration, overcoming brain drain associated with repetition, and letting you appreciate the smaller things in life.
It’s a spirit embodied by the Cayenne GTS and Cayenne Coupé GTS, both designed for exploring beyond your doorstep at the drop of a hat, without ever sacrificing comfort.
Being spontaneous is, at its heart, being free. In the modern world, true luxury is being able to hit the road and explore the unexpected - deliberately taking a wrong turn and letting curiosity guide you to new things to love. The Cayenne GTS models offer this in abundance. With a sportier body that brings you closer to the road and larger wheels that handle a variety of terrain. It means you never leave your comfort zone when letting your instinct decide the route. And the benefits that come from embracing the unplanned are tenfold.
An act like driving – where you can let yourself be absorbed by the simple act of feeling the engine purr or the shift of the gears – lets the mental shackles come off, allowing your unconscious free reign to do what it does best, solve those little problems you couldn’t before.
What starts as an impromptu solo or family getaway, where joy is the order of play, can become a subconscious problem-solving exercise. This is because a spur-of-the-moment drive to the coast can light up the brain’s neural pathways. This leads to new ways of thinking, new behaviours or new ways of solving problems. Think of the brain as a muscle and like any muscle it can suffer from a form repetitive strain disorder. It craves the new experiences that come from the unplanned in order to grow and develop.
Breaking free from the routine is never easy. Life finds a way to get in the way. But this isn’t about going away for hours or days - minutes matter when it comes to spontaneity. Just a small drive down a beachside road, up a mountain, or across a country, has a tendency to bring out the rose-tinted shades. Getting out and experiencing new cultures, communities and ways of life allows us to reprioritise, comprehend the world and give our minds a little wanderlust. So, when we say, “travel broadens the mind”, we really mean it.
Like Swiss philosopher Henri Frederic Amiel once said, “analysis kills spontaneity”. Worthy as it sounds, the simple fact is that spontaneity can bring more answers than staying locked in an office, on the sofa or staring at your computer. It’s time to embrace spontaneity and let your curiosity be your guide. So, the next time you’re stuck at a mental crossroads, call on the power of spontaneity, start up the engine, feel that iconic Porsche GTS roar rippling through your bones and set off at the drop of a gear shift to discover something a little unplanned. Who knows where the open road may take you?