Do you constantly catch yourself saying "If only I had more time" or "I don't have the time to do this" when faced with choosing between completing your responsibilities or doing something else?
Well this weekend, you get your wish! 2020 is a leap year and that means we have 366 days this year, one whole extra day on February 29! I like to think about Leap Year and specifically February 29th as an opportunity to walk through a rare portal that is only accessible every 4 years!
If I frame it like that, then the next logical questions is...what am I going to do with this opportunity? How am I going to take these extra 24 hours around the sun and do something good with it?
This week I'm finalizing some really big plans for 2020...things that are so big that honestly, I cannot fully wrap my mind around all of it. As a norm, I'm pretty thoughtful about what I do. I not only understand where I'm going, but also try to anticipate the myriad of obstacles I'm likely to face. This is not all bad, but it can slow me down and well, there are times I just need to trust myself and take a leap! So, that's what I'm going to do February 29th this year, leap a bit more and do things that help me work on building the skill of trusting myself!
What are you going to do with that day? I challenge you to embrace the day and make it about enhancing you! Do all the things you say you don't have time for or wish you had the time for. Always wanted to learn French? Start a lesson this Saturday. Wish you could go out for a massage? Book one for Saturday! Keep saying you need to clean out the basement (a necessary evil), do it on Saturday! Or use this time to finally finish a task that isn't very important in the grand scheme of things but needs to get done and you know your mental health will be better for having finished it!
Think about how you want to use this extra day to your advantage and make every minute count! I would really like to hear how you end up spending your Leap Day, so leave a comment below and tell me what your plans are and how it went!