The Extra Day


In case you forgot, Facebook will remind you that today if February 29th.  The extra day you only get every four years.  Each year is technically 365.25 so in order to catch up, we need that leap year to keep our calendar on track.  There have been calls in the US to make it a holiday but it many other countries it’s looked upon with negative superstition.  Whatever your feelings are on the matter, it’s an extra day.  If you’re like me, you’ll likely spend it at work as though it were a typical Monday.  I love the idea of an extra day.  I just wish I could choose to have this day when I wanted it and not dictated by the Earth’s rotation.   I would love to have it on my summer vacation or squeezed in between Saturday and Sunday to guarantee I don’t have to spend it looking at spreadsheets.  I know that I will never have this day again so I’ll appreciate the 29th the best way I can.  I plan to go have dinner with my sister tonight.  Maybe I’ll order something special and try to remember where I was last leap year.  Perhaps I should sell a leap year journal where you record what you did on every extra day you were given in your life.

For today, enjoy it.  You’ll never have this day again.



The 5AM Miracle: Dominate Your Day Before Breakfast



Would love to tell you that I’m dominating my day before breakfast but alas I’m not.  I am getting up earlier, reading something inspirational and then leisurely sipping my coffee.  Not so much dominating as savoring but the book has a lot of good ideas.  I strongly agree with Jeff Sanders in that most things pushed to the end of the day are easily pushed aside.  With that said, getting up at 5am to start a 3-hour morning routine can be tough.  His podcast is inspiring and makes you really believe in his energy.  That energy translated into the book with lots of spaces for writing down your own plans for day domination.  It was well worth the read and even if you don’t make a power smoothing and run everyday before work, you may glean some good ideas for just not starting your day off in that horrible frantic rush. Arrive at work ready to start your day rather than squealing into the parking lot and sprinting to your desk.