I wish I had more time!
I hear that. A lot. Nearly every client I work with utters a sentiment along those lines:
I need more time.
There’s never enough time.
I can’t get everything done because I don’t have enough time.
Well, ask and ye shall receive. Every four years, anyway.
This fabulous year of 2020 is a Leap Year. That means one extra day is added to the calendar. Here’s a quick explanation of the background from History.com:
“Nearly every four years, we add an extra day to the calendar in the form of February 29, also known as Leap Day. Put simply, these additional 24 hours are built into the calendar to ensure that it stays in line with the Earth’s movement around the Sun. While the modern calendar contains 365 days, the actual time it takes for Earth to orbit its star is slightly longer—roughly 365.2421 days. The difference might seem negligible, but over decades and centuries that missing quarter of a day per year can add up. To ensure consistency with the true astronomical year, it is necessary to periodically add in an extra day to make up the lost time and get the calendar back in synch with the heavens.”
This Saturday, February 29, 2020, is Leap Day. It’s the extra day we’ve been given to help synchronize our calendars.
It’s ONE extra day! TWENTY-FOUR extra hours! It’s what you’ve been asking for – more time!
What will you do with more time – the extra 1,440 minutes we have this year?
Make your vacation one day longer?
Dedicate one day to knocking out all of the annoying little crap from your to-do list?
Pick one day to stay in your pajamas?
Enjoy a play day with loved ones?
Take that class or read that book?
Sleep one extra hour over 24 days?
The possibilities are endless.
Enjoy astronomy’s / science’s / astrology’s / timekeepers’ “gift” of more time!
For five fun facts about Leap Year and Leap Day, visit History.com.
For tips on how to create more time no matter what day or year it is, visit TheInefficiencyAssassin.com.