You’re in need of a change of scenery and are thinking about a sabbatical? Start early with the planning process! It takes more time than you might expect beforehand. A lot of questions have to be answered: What do I want to do during my break? Do I spend it alone or with a partner? Especially important: Does my employer agree with a sabbatical? How do I finance it?
Create a to-do list with all the issues that need to be clarified. This way you will be able to better keep track of all the necessary planning steps. A little tip: Your planning should take twice as long as the duration of your sabbatical.