Hands up, who feels like they need another hour in the day? Perhaps even another day in the week?! Well, while we’re not able to stop the clocks, 2020 happens to be a Leap Year. In the right light, this means we’re gifted with an extra 24 hours!

To help you make the most of this extra day, the La Espaoñola team have gathered their suggestions into today’s blog post. So, who’s ready for a hearty helping of inspiration?

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1) Play with your pets!

Our pets are such great companions. They always seem to be there for us (especially at dinner time!) to put a smile on our faces. But when was the last time you gave them your full and undivided attention? This Leap Day, take some time to fully indulge your pets at playtime. It’s a mutually beneficial arrangement too; dogs in particular have been known to help reduce the effects of anxiety and stress.

Did you know that Olive Oil is purr-fect for your furry friends? Take a look at this article from Olive Oil Times to discover more!

2) Hang with old friends!

You shouldn’t need an excuse to catch up with old friends and see people you care about but if you did, the 29th February Leap Day is as good as any! Get the gang together and head out to your favourite tapas bar, go bowling or track down the best doughnuts in London! Hey, why not do all three!

We do appreciate that it can sometimes be a little tricky to get everyone together. In these cases we recommend you take the lead, throw a dinner party! Let’s face it, you’ve been waiting for the chance to knock their socks off with that new recipe anyway!

Remember to check out our post on The Hidden Art of the Dinner Party!

3) Declutter, detox and destress!

All that wasted space? All the housework you’ve been putting off? All those clothes you’ve promised to wear but never do? Yeah, you know what we’re talking about - it’s probably been mounting up and playing on your mind for a while! Take a leap this Leap Day and seize control of your environment.

From decorating to decluttering, there are so many reasons to invest your time in clearing up your physical space, most notably to help clear up your mental space! This is the perfect chance to implement the changes that will make you happier through March and beyond - you got this!

Click here for another quick fix for creating a healthier happier household!

4) Take a Leap on something new

The way we see it, February 29th is the perfect opportunity to seize the moment and finally find time to do the things you’ve been putting off. We’re not talking about chores anymore, we mean the things you really want to do but never seem to have time for!

Plan a new diet!

Explore new recipes!

Seek out inspiration for your next holiday!

Track your Bottle of Extra Virgin Olive Oil back to its source with Oliography!

The list is endless!

Overall, there's an important lesson to be learnt from the Leap Year. Although we can't actually create more time, we can review how we spend the time we have got.

From playing with pets to reorganising your home to spending a little longer perfecting your signature dish, make sure you find time to do what is most important to you.

How will you be taking a leap in 2020?

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