What Are You Going To Do With The Extra Day?

The 29th is not just another day. It’s not like any other day. A leap year day, the 29th is a bonus, a kind of holiday without the day off.

For someone with a birthday on February 29th, and there are approximately 4 million celebrating world-wide, it’s truly a cause for a big celebration. The odds of being born on February 29th one in 1,461.

While Leap Year is about the calendar year catching up to the solar year, we should look at it as being given an extra day to make a difference, when even one act can have a big impact.

What are you going to do with your leap year day? Here are 10 ways to seize the day:

1. Say thank you.

Write a thank-you note. Send an email. Or just say it.

2. Read a newspaper.

Support local journalism. Pick up a paper and get a fresh perspective on the world, the community, on health and wellness and more.

3. Take a break.

Do nothing for 15-20 minutes. Experience empty time with no electronics or chores. And don’t feel guilty about it.

4. Go for a walk.

Use the time to take in, really see, and appreciate your surroundings.

5. Contact an old friend.

You don't need to give a reason for reaching out. All you need is to make the effort.

6. Listen.

Get lost in conversation with a partner, spouse, family member or friend in which you really listen.

7. Clean out a closet.

Look for things that you never use or ever wear again and put them in a box or bag to donate.

8. Start a big goal.

Challenge yourself to take on a task that takes time to complete. Write. Design. Build. Grow.

9. Make a big difference.

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10. Laugh.

Above all, don't take the day or yourself too seriously.


One small act can make one big difference in a day, in a life.

We created 'The Power of 1', a FREE eBook, to encourage others to make a difference. The Power Of 1 is about changing your world and, in the process and for the better, changing the world for those around you. It's about achievable change, beginning inside oneself and building outward. Think of it as GIGO 2.0; Good In, Good Out.

From free to priceless, inside the book, 'The Power Of 1' are 101 ways that you can make a real difference in your life and the lives of others. Read 'The Power Of 1" now.

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