The latest sabbatical news stories, updated as I come across new articles.
This post pulls together all the best writing on the subject of sabbaticals from across the internet and puts them in one place.
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How To Reclaim Your Life And Make Your Great Escape
July 2020 – Elle
We have become a nation of workaholics, too afraid to take annual leave and too wired to enjoy it when we do. But could the answer to reclaiming your life and boosting your career to temporarily walk away from all you have achieved?
Notes: This is a fantastic read, I took so many notes from this article. My favourite quote was “It’s a shame that it normally takes giving birth, being made redundant or reaching burnout to take an extended period off work. But if you don’t take breaks, you forget how healing they are.”
Consider a Gap Year
May 2020 – Seth’s Blog
The gap year has a terrible name, implying it’s a gap stuck in between all the things you’re supposed to be doing. But of course, it’s much more than that, in fact, living is what we are supposed to be doing!
Notes: Seth Godin is one of my favourite bloggers and has been posting daily, thoughtful pieces on a range of topics for years. When I saw one on a subject so close to my heart, I was very excited to read it and I wasn’t disappointed.
CEO Takes 6 Month Sabbatical To Build Cafe Racer
April 2020 – BikeExif.com
When a company CEO took a 45 day to decompress, he had no idea he’d extend the break to six months and use the time to build a custom motorcycle.
Notes: A great example of how a sabbatical can be taken at any level of a business and that they can be used for many reasons, not just to travel. See more examples at ‘What Type of Personal Sabbatical Suits You‘.