Sometimes in life, we need to go against the norm and do what's best for us instead of what everyone else is doing.
Pause, rest, and reflect
I won’t say that one is totally worse than the other, at least in my opinion, because it truly depends on the person and their situation. I can tell you that for as long as I can remember, I have simply pushed through what felt like everything regardless of what was happening. I felt like I didn’t have have a choice. I felt as if I would fail myself. I felt as if that was the worst thing I could do. I felt as though everything would fall apart the moment I chose to “rest”. I believe that our reaction during these times, trials, and rough patches do the following:
Says a lot about the outcome we want
How we view/treat ourselves
How we tackle adversity and overcome obstacles
So here's where a sabbatical comes into play. What does Sabbatical mean?
The term sabbatical actually is derived from the biblical Sabbath which serves an ancient human need to build periods of rest and rejuvenation into a lifetime. Traditionally you’ll find sabbaticals in academic careers, but they are not just for teachers anymore. Anyone can take a sabbatical and travel. A sabbatical is simply getting an extended leave from work to pursue a break. Granted, your company might not have a formal sabbatical program, but you can lead the way in requesting a sabbatical and having them start such a program. You get nothing if you don’t ask.
People traditionally take a sabbaticals to fulfill a goal, build a skill, or do research. You don’t necessarily have to stay near your home to do these things, you can easily travel the world and accomplish your goals; the key is to get away, renew, refresh. - Meet Plan Go
So with that being said, I'm taking a sabbatical off from accepting new clients, social media, and will spend this time intentionally doing activities that allow me to pause and rest. The other part of my time will be spent completing other goals that are taking priority at the moment in my life. Read more over in the new lifestyle section here.