6 Things to Embrace Your Leap Day

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“Time is very slow for those who wait. Very fast for those who are scared. Very long for those who lament. Very short for those who celebrate. But for those who love, time is eternal.” ~ William Shakespeare

Time is precious and once every four years the world blesses us with an extra day. People often complain there are not enough hours in the day and here are an extra 24, but what to do with them? Here are a few suggestions for this leap year and ways to utilize the extra 24 hours.


Regardless the weather, get outside and embrace it. Feel the wind and the sun on your face. Not only is it nice, it’s also good for your health. Soak up that vitamin D, during a nice walk, run or ride a bike, anything really. Don’t let the rarity of an extra day go by without taking advantage of it.

Up next: Read


Sometimes the best thing to do with a little extra time is to simply relax. Curl up with a book, a good mystery, love story, or a book you have always wanted to read after seeing the movie, whatever your taste. It could be a perfect way to spend the time.



Up next: Cook


Food is always a great choice. Find that recipe you always wanted to try and never have time to make. Find it and make it! Use the slow-cooker, try a new technique … Meat, veggie, pastry it doesn’t matter. If it pleases your palate – do it.


Up next: Spring Clean


We are approaching that time of year again … spring-cleaning! This could be the perfect time to clear the clutter out of the closet you’ve been meaning to get to or finish the home improvement project you haven’t got around to yet. Whichever it is, this is the perfect opportunity to get it done.


Up next: Do something you have always wanted to do


We all have a long list of “one-day” stuff. Things you want to do and will get to one day. Well, today can be that day. Pick something off your “one-day” list and do it. It could be a Zumba or Yoga Class, or maybe you have always wanted to try a new sport and have never found the time. Well, here is 24 extra hours, so why not now? Go ahead give it a shot.

Up next: Create something


To often people’s creativity is stifled by the day-to-day grind of life. Take the time today to tap into your creative side. Whether it’s writing a poem, drawing or painting a picture, even starting the memoir you’ve wanted to write, now is the perfect time. It could be exactly what you need.



“Time is what we want most, but what we use worst.” ~ William Penn