Thinking of using your Long-Service Leave to “figure things out”? Read this first
When you find yourself exhausted by work, uninspired by life, and not sure where to start to create the change you’re after; long-service leave can be a circuit breaker to give yourself some room to breathe, take stock, and figure things out.
It is a privilege to have the option of taking long-service leave, which is all the more reason to use it carefully and with intention. But that’s not as easy as it sounds.
When you’re burnt out and solutions for change are elusive, it’s likely you don’t have much spare mental capacity or energy to make a solid plan to get the most from your leave and create the change you want and need.
You tell yourself ‘just make it until leave starts, and then figure things out…’
But without a plan, leave can whizz by in a flash and you find yourself back at work with things feeling the same, having made no progress. The old patterns and frustrations are still there, but this time your leave balance is zero… I know because this happened to me - twice!
But I’ve done the hard work for you so you can avoid wasting your precious leave. There are 4 key areas to consider in the lead up to, and during, your leave that will help you emerge with a sparkly new sense of purpose, direction, and motivation.
Sounds delicious but a bit lofty right? Well I ground the sparkle with some really practical tools and techniques. We are going for real change not just a new coat of paint!
Life (and leave) is too short and precious to half-arse it. So let’s aim a little higher than ‘just making it through the day’.
Contact me to book in a free chat.
* Not knowing the answer straight away is ok and is actually where I started my journey. It’s a great place to start.