Next Monday, take advantage of an occurrence that happens only once in four years: Leap Day! On 29 February we all get an extra day in the year. So how are you going to spend it? Are you going to laze around or are you going to make the best of it? If you’re still undecided, here’s a few tips on how to spend the 2016 Leap Day.
Spend The Day Binge-Learning
Is there a new course that you’ve wanted to take for a while? Procrastinate no longer! Use Leap Day to really dive into a new topic and don’t stop until you’ve made real progress. Let others get lost binge-watching the latest TV show. You’ll be busy binge-learning new skills. There’s no doubt who will feel more accomplished at the end of the day.
Develop New Learning Goals
Not sure yet what to learn next? Leap Day is the perfect opportunity to develop new learning goals. Take this extra day to really think about which skills you need to get ahead, will be fun to learn and will impress your boss. Don’t stop there. Create your personal learning schedule for the next few months, even years, if you’re really ambitious. Setting clear goals will help you structure and track your learning progress and make it all the more rewarding.
Campaign For More Learning At Work
Don’t have enough time at work to learn something new? Use Leap Day to make a case to your boss. Why not explain the advantages of learning and professional development? Convince your superior that making time to develop your skills will not just benefit yourself but also help your organisation. Don’t want to take on this fight by yourself? Band together with colleagues and your request will have an even bigger impact.
Find A Study Partner
Learning is always more fun, if you’re not alone. Find someone to learn with you and develop a learning schedule together. You can help each other understand new materials, give extensive feedback on assignments and share the whole learning experience. Or have little learning competitions that push both of you to give your best. Not sure how to find someone to learn with? Find a study partner on iversity or invite your friends to study with you.