TIP 60

TAKE A SABBATICAL

       Reason may fail you. If you are going to do anything in life, you have sometimes to move away from it, beyond all measurements. You must follow sometimes visions and dreams.

BEDE JARRETT, THE HOUSE OF GOLD

If a weekend or weeklong retreat just doesn’t do it, you may want to go one step further and consider taking a sabbatical. Once reserved for academics, unpaid sabbaticals are now offered by 20 percent of U.S. companies as part of their employee benefits, and 3 percent of them even pay. Even if your company doesn’t offer a formal sabbatical, you may be able to negotiate time off work for personal growth or professional development. More and more employers realize that burnout is an issue, and they’d rather ...

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