My sabbatical – What am I looking for?
Longing for something distant
Popular ideas for a sabbatical is travelling, realizing personal projects, or taking up old hobbies – this satisfies the desire for something distant and unattained, which is often the reason for a work break. If you are, however, really close to a burnout it often needs a bit more to get to new strength.
Then it is important to take enough time and rest for your regeneration in order to lose the feeling of being completely burned-out and spent. To get enough distance from the daily rush is a crucial point. By travelling to other countries you already have a lot of spatial distance, now you still need to spiritually detach yourself from your everyday stress which is often much harder to achieve. On your way to new strength and balance it is, however, essential.