5 reasons why it’s OK to down tools and take a holiday
While I am sitting on a beach in Egypt at the time of writing, I promise this post isn’t just to make me feel better about abandoning my inbox for a week.
Holidays, studying abroad or travelling for business can offer some great personal development opportunities. Here are my top 5 reasons to travel whenever you can.
- Great talking points
Your travels will serve as great conversation starters; at networking events, in interviews, getting to know your new team etc.
- Time to think
Beach time will give you the peace and quiet you need to sort all those great ideas you’ve had stored in your head for the last 6 months.
- Build your skill set
Learn new things; languages, customs etc. Seeing how others live can help you gain a better understanding of the world you work/do business in.
- Discover new opportunities
You might just happen upon a new business venture, opportunity for work relocation or a worthy love interest 😉
- It’s OK to go outside!
Books (and the internet) will only get you so far. My dad always stressed that being book-smart didn’t make you smart, you actually have to do things (beyond reading) if you want to achieve anything in life.