I think I need to ease up, let myself enjoy the time I’ve been given rather than beating myself up about everything I’m not accomplishing.
Sabbatical or a sabbatical (from Latin sabbaticus, from Greek sabbatikos, from Hebrew shabbat, i.e., Sabbath, literally a “ceasing”) is a rest from work, or a break, often lasting from two months to a year. The concept of sabbatical has a source in shmita, described several places in the Bible (Leviticus 25, for example, where there is a commandment to desist from working the fields in the seventh year). In the strict sense, therefore, a sabbatical lasts a year.
Whatever the result, the point is to rest and to take a break from work. So why not shake up my routine? Let myself change my schedule, go with a different flow. Then, as Catherine says, tell a good story about the experience. Because really, how important is it?