How to take a career break

From building rest into your week, to taking an extended sabbatical to learn a language, travel the globe, raise a family or reassess your career, creatives reflect on how and when to take a guilt-free break even when you love what you do.

‘If you want to work on your art, work on your life.’ ­

When was the last time you made a major life decision that wasn’t somehow related to your career trajectory?

Maybe quite recently – a choice about your family, the city you live in, the relationship you’re in, your mental health or even physical health may have created a life-changing shift that has no correlation to career ambition.

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Madeleine Dore
About the Author
Madeleine Dore is a freelance writer and founder of Extraordinary Routines, an interview project exploring the intersection between creativity and imperfection. She is the previous Deputy Editor at ArtsHub. Follow her on Twitter at @RoutineCurator