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9 Ways to Jumpstart Your Leap Day

Spend your extra time this Leap Day doing something unique, healthy, and fun.

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Thanks to our Gregorian calendar, adopted by most of the world centuries ago, every four years (usually) we get an extra day in February: Leap Day!

Here are nine fun ideas to make your extra 24 hours this year into something unique:

  • Recommit to your lapsed resolutions. It’s February, which means—statistically speaking—you’ve given up on that New Year’s resolution. But no sweat—make Leap Day your chance to recommit!
  • Give your extra time to others. Give extra hugs, extra charity donations, or even spend the day performing random acts of kindness.
  • Tackle a project you’ve put off. You’ve postponed cleaning out your garage or readying your yard for spring. February 29 is the day to finally finish those flailing projects.
  • Discover something new. Have you lived in Utah your whole life but never visited Antelope Island? Take the day to explore undiscovered territory in your life.
  • Get a jumpstart on going green. Still getting paper statements and junk mail? Use this as the day to go electronic and recycle that pile of paper.
  • Flip it around. Leap Day is traditionally a day to buck tradition. , for example, some see it as a day for women to propose to men. Try your own role reversal and pick up something you wouldn’t normally do, such as crocheting or taking a public speaking class.
  • Sing and dance! Grab your partner or the kids and start leaping and dancing. Or play a hopping game of Leap Day leapfrog.
  • Indulge in guilty pleasures. Today’s an extra one, so don’t feel bad about catching up on your soaps, binging on your favorite video game, or noshing on your favorite treat. We won’t tell.
  • Make special time with friends or family. Video chat with your aunt across the country, schedule an outing at the local zoo, or catch up with friends at the local spot.

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