Why You Should Take a Year Off on a Healthy Sabbatical

If your work-life balance is off kilter, you’re feeling burnt out or just need to shake things up, then a healthy sabbatical may be the perfect solution. Whilst many professionals use this time to travel the world, this experience alone does not equip professionals to avoid falling into the same pattern on their return to everyday life. By taking a year out to travel the world in wellness, whilst learning to manage stress, get fit and learn a healthier lifestyle, professionals can gain real value from their sabbatical by investing in the long-term answer to Sunday evening meltdowns.

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Put your health first

With high-pressure roles and long work hours causing a rise in chronic stress and burnout, it can be easy to let your health take a back seat when you’re concentrating on your career. By embarking on a yearlong healthy sabbatical, you will finally have the time to focus on your well-being and develop healthier habits as you learn from health and fitness professionals around the world. From expert wellness consultations to personalised fitness training, on an around the world wellness sabbatical your health and happiness is the main priority.

Reduce stress and reboot

Stress related illness is becoming a real problem in the workplace, affecting productivity and motivation. As well as inevitably reducing stress levels while you are away, taking real time out to reboot and reflect has been proven to keep you calmer on your return to the workplace. With rejuvenating spa therapies, holistic healing practices and wellness activities, such as yoga and meditation, on a healthy sabbatical you can let all the pressures of work melt away as you create a healthier mind-set for your return.
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Reduce stress and reboot

Stress related illness is becoming a real problem in the workplace, affecting productivity and motivation. As well as inevitably reducing stress levels while you are away, taking real time out to reboot and reflect has been proven to keep you calmer on your return to the workplace. With rejuvenating spa therapies, holistic healing practices and wellness activities, such as yoga and meditation, on a healthy sabbatical you can let all the pressures of work melt away as you create a healthier mind-set for your return.
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Gain some perspective

When you’re surrounded by deadlines and commitments, all the small things can seem monstrous in their importance and it’s easy to lose sight of the bigger picture. A healthy sabbatical gives you the time and tools to step back and assess what’s truly important, be it family, career or simply your well-being. Meditate and reflect on what you really want in life on an around the world wellness trip full of life-affirming lessons and experiences.
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Discover new passions

When you only have a few weeks of holiday leave, experimenting can seem like a risky way to spend your precious free time. On a yearlong healthy sabbatical, you will finally have the time to try a wide variety of new activities in destinations that you’ve always wanted to visit. You could discover a love for Alkaline cuisine in Turkey, a penchant for stand-up paddle boarding in Hawaii or the thrill of paragliding in Oman; the world awaits you.

Discover new passions

When you only have a few weeks of holiday leave, experimenting can seem like a risky way to spend your precious free time. On a yearlong healthy sabbatical, you will finally have the time to try a wide variety of new activities in destinations that you’ve always wanted to visit. You could discover a love for Alkaline cuisine in Turkey, a penchant for stand-up paddle boarding in Hawaii or the thrill of paragliding in Oman; the world awaits you.
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Don't sweat it

While taking a year off used to be synonymous with career suicide, things have changed. Amongst many employers, there’s a growing understanding of the need for encouraging health and well-being in staff - not only does it make business sense to retain great staff, but team members who feel valued are more productive and creative. In a nutshell, allowing yourself adequate time off to recover is not only essential for your psychological and physical health, but also optimum job performance.

Enhance your prospects

Life experience may be a broad term, but in the workplace it is becoming an increasingly important asset. A healthy sabbatical provides the ideal opportunity to enjoy career-enhancing adventures all over the world. Time away will help you to assess your work with fresh eyes, while your international travels will equip you with a new phrasebook and understanding of different cultures. In fact, if you can prove your sabbatical will improve your career performance, your employer may give you more time off.
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Enhance your prospects

Life experience may be a broad term, but in the workplace it is becoming an increasingly important asset. A healthy sabbatical provides the ideal opportunity to enjoy career-enhancing adventures all over the world. Time away will help you to assess your work with fresh eyes, while your international travels will equip you with a new phrasebook and understanding of different cultures. In fact, if you can prove your sabbatical will improve your career performance, your employer may give you more time off.

Feeling inspired? See our Ultimate Around the World Wellness Trip to find out more about this life changing experience.

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