What Will You Do with Your Bonus Day?

What Will You Do with Your Bonus Day

Leap Year only occurs every four years, and it is a good time to ask: How are you using this extra day?

Do you see it as a gift or just another day to slog through?

My dear friends, leap year is more than just a calendar correction to align with the Earth’s orbit around the Sun. It is a symbol of unexpected opportunity and time management. 

This additional day, February 29 (today), grants us a precious 24 hours we can dedicate to various activities, including self-care. 

In a fast-paced world where days blend into each other, the significance of Leap Year related to self-care emerges to remind us of the importance of taking time for ourselves.

Self-care is a multifaceted practice that encompasses physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. It’s the conscious act of nurturing oneself, which, despite its importance, often falls by the wayside in our busy lives. 

This day offers a unique opportunity to recalibrate and focus on self-care without the guilt or pressure that comes from taking a break from our routine responsibilities. It’s a chance to pause, reflect, and engage in activities that rejuvenate and refresh our body and mind.

It’s a gift of time—a rare commodity in today’s society. It allows for a moment of pause in the usual hustle and bustle, offering a chance to think about your personal goals, wellness, and happiness. 

This can involve simple pleasures like reading a book, taking a long walk in nature, or indulging in a spa day. It can also be a time for deeper reflection and self-improvement activities, such as journaling, meditation, or setting intentions for the remainder of the year.

Just as the calendar adjusts to maintain its alignment with the astronomical year, individuals can use this time to adjust their personal and professional lives to better align with their well-being goals. It’s an invitation to reassess priorities, make necessary changes, and commit to practices that support holistic health.

Leap Year’s significance related to self-care lies in its reminder that taking time for oneself is not only acceptable but necessary. This additional day is a prompt to slow down, practice self-compassion, and prioritize your health and happiness in a world that often demands constant productivity. By recognizing and utilizing Leap Year as a dedicated time for self-care, individuals can improve their quality of life, enhance their resilience, and approach their daily lives with renewed energy and purpose.

It’s a chance to reset, recharge, and remind yourself of the joy of living.


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Self-love is not selfish.

Self-Love JournalLearning to love yourself is on of the most difficult things you will ever do on this journey called life. It’s okay to take care of your needs first. This doesn’t mean you aren’t going to take care of your To-Do list. It simply means you’re changing priorities so that you put yourself first.

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Patricia “Pat” Bumpass is a ghostwriter, self-care advocate, author, and parent coach. She encourages and empowers women and parents with special needs kids to love themselves. Pat is North Carolina “born and bred” and loves coffee — hot or iced. You will often hear her say, “Twertles make me happy.” 🙂 

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