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In Need of a Career Break? Make the Most Of It By Travelling

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Do you feel stuck in your career but not sure how to move forward?

Taking a short break from the daily routine of your work life can really help to refresh your perspective and look at things from a new point of view. And travelling is one of the most rewarding ways to energise your mind and body, helping you to come back to your career in a more creative way – or to help you discover a path you might find more enjoyable.

Read on to find out how travelling can help you inspire and motivate yourself in your career goals.

Take a step back to look at things in a different way

One of the greatest gifts of travelling is the chance to see a different view of the world, and that doesn’t just mean a change in the physical scenery around you.

By getting out into a different place and culture, you can enjoy seeing life from a different way entirely. Pay attention to the culture and values expressed in other parts of the world – the things you held to be important might not seem quite so significant in another context.

By changing your perspective, you can refresh your mind and re-evaluate things, helping you to get unstuck from a career rut, or help you make decisions that might have been difficult to approach.

Discover your purpose by starting from the beginning

Not sure what you want to do with your skills? If you’re feeling uncertain, then a great way to explore your potential further is by taking a break to work in another country.

By working in another environment, you can test out your own skills and see which ones you might want to develop further. It can often mean starting from the beginning, as you may have to re-establish yourself from the foundations of your role.

Working abroad also gives you a great opportunity to network and build connections in unexpected places – and might just give you the career boost you’ve been looking for!

Develop practical skills to help your career while you travel

If you’d like to embrace time away from the usual routine and discover more of the world – but find it difficult to justify taking a huge break, why not combine the two together?

You may be able to discover new opportunities or potential openings for your existing workplace or employer. Why not try working from an overseas office, or carrying out valuable research in another country?

Not only will your activities be useful in your existing career – it will also give you time to see another view of the world!

Re-boot your creativity with something new

Sometimes, starting from scratch again can be the best creative boost you can get. And travelling provides you with plenty of opportunities to do just that.

Learn a new skill or talent while you’re on your journeys, and make the most of your time away to really immerse yourself in it. Why not try a cookery course to master the local cuisine, or learn a new language as you travel?

By testing yourself and expanding your horizons, you can learn to thing creatively again, and come back feeling inspired and refreshed.

Are you planning to travel or take a break from your career? Tell us all about it!