So here I am, after a long sabbatical, doing what I do best.
Sabbatical, Breaks, Unwind sessions, Holidays – all of these are good. Good for your soul. To understand ones self better.
Ricky Martin (famous singer and songwriter), once took a sabbatical and never listened to his own music for two whole years. A sabbatical from your own self, I would call it.
Sometimes a sabbatical leads you to places , never known to you before. And you begin to see yourself in a fashion that you haven’t before.
Apart from peace and renewed energy that you derive from a Break or a sabbatical or a Unwind session ; two most important factors you should be considering are Restoration and Reflection.
It is Important to restore all your renewed energies, positive and forward thinking, peace of mind, mental balance and above all, happiness. You see, somewhere down the line while we are busy with our daily life you tend you empty your supply of these qualities , that are so very important to nourish our soul. So it is of prime importance to ‘refill’ these qualities, in other words, restore than back to their original level.
The outward freedom that we shall attain will only be in exact proportion to the inward freedom to which we may have grown at a given moment. And if this is a correct view of freedom, our chief energy must be concentrated on achieving reform from within.
Reflection, another important factor, has nothing to do with what you need to refuel with yourself. Reflection here means to reflect on those events that have taken place while you were outside this ‘sabbatical’ zone. to have an honest reflection of our decisions help us take a better one in future. The most important form of knowledge is Self-knowledge, which helps us know ourselves better and improvise on the same.
But inspite of all the positive attributes it has, the most important reason of taking a sabbatical is to obtain all the benefits that you never would have planned with a busy mind and plan for those to be executed. So go ahead, take a break and anticipate those things which you never seemed possible.
Last but not the least, place a whole lot of FAITH surround yourself with people who bring out the best in you, if not be with yourself.
Love from Me x