The Value of a Sabbatical

Dictionary.com defines a sabbatical as “any extended period of leave from one’s customary work, especially for rest, to acquire new skills or training.” That fits what I’ve been doing for the past six months with this e-zine. It’s not great for marketing, but marvelous for the psyche.

My sabbatical allowed me three things:

  1. Rest
  2. Re-evaluation
  3. Rejuvenation

I had gotten into a rut of do, do, do … with little down time, so I took down time from certain segments of my work life. I re-evaluated and left some of my previous “tasks” behind. Others, like this e-zine, I’ve slowly picked up and come back rejuvenated.

  1. So, to start back allow me to ask you a couple of questions.
  2. Is it time you took a sabbatical?

If you do, what tasks on your “to do” list will you drop?

Even if you don’t take a sabbatical, I challenge you to look at your “to do” list and ask yourself, “If I quit doing this task, will anyone notice?” Some tasks we continue to do, lost their value long ago.

Garth Roberts, CSP

403-620-1591

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