In 5 Simple Steps to Plan a Summer Sabbatical from Cool Cat Teacher Blog , Victoria A Davis, Cool Cat Teacher asks,
Have you ever taken a sabbatical? What works for you?
Sometimes I get in a rut and get too connected with others through my laptop, iPad, and phone. I work on my blog and my course material. Sometimes I watch YouTube videos or Netflix while I’m knitting or spinning. But there comes a time that staying connected is too much like drinking too much caffeine. There comes a time when I can’t shut it all off.
There are times that I have to force myself to disconnect. I try to cut my online presence on Sundays by at least 50%. During spring, summer, and fall, I plan camping trips with my husband. Usually when we go camping, there is no cell or internet service.
When I get disconnected like this, I look around and see how lucky I am. I try to remember why I don’t do this more often. When I’m not connected, I realize how much I love being outdoors. I love seeing all of the colors and listening to all of the sounds of nature. I get in this habit of being connected and can’t turn it off.
I think this summer when I’m at home I will set the time. For every hour I am connected, I will do something that is disconnected. I will work hard to get in my 10,000 steps or more each day.
When we have a chance, we will go camping and get away from cell and internet service. Those mini sabbaticals are important and I will use those times to recharge.
What do you do for a sabbatical? Please share.