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Thinking about taking a sabbatical? Here's what you need to know

Sabbatical plan

  • A successful work sabbatical depends on pre-planning. Pick start and end dates and put them into your calendar. 
  • Get your financial situation in order. Saving early is the best way to ensure financial stress doesn't interfere with your time off.
  • Bring in accountability partners and have them help you stay strong as your sabbatical start date comes up.

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The sabbatical

Traditionally, a sabbatical involves a break from work, granted by your employer, and after taking a mutually agreed-upon amount of time off, you return to your work. 

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Reasons for a sabbatical

A sabbatical is a chance to readjust, refocus, and get refreshed for the next phase of your life.

Contemplating a leave
  1. Save as much money as possible in advance. 
  2. Find a support system. Self-doubt or criticism from others could prevent you from taking a sabbatical.
Have a Good Reason

You need a good reason for your time off. 

It could be doing something on your bucket list, like volunteering or teaching, or doing a crash course in a new skill.

Question Yourself

Running off to treat your workplace burnout might not be the best solution. Ask yourself first if your work is fulfilling. If not, it is better to try and find something else first, then take some time off before you start a new position. 

Check Your Company Policy

Before you plan a sabbatical, check with your HR department to see what the policy is regarding extended breaks.

Many organizations allow workers a certain amount of unpaid leave.

Modern Sabbaticals

Traditionally, a sabbatical is a period of paid or unpaid leave that is granted to an employee so that they may study or travel.

A modern sabbatical is no longer defined as the absence of wor...

Write a novel

You will have a lot of time on your hands to consider the creative ideas in your mind.

Write it down and self publish. Share your knowledge and your narrative with the world.

Start a side hustle

Do you have a skill that you would like to improve?

You could use your sabbatical to start a client base for consulting work and build your portfolio while making a profit.