29th July 2022
Use Secure Self Storage for Your Sabbatical
Whether you take a sabbatical for a few months or a few years, it can do wonders for you. If you take a sabbatical with your partner or family, it can help you grow as a family and experience new things together. You will develop hugely personally, and these new personal skills can help you in the future, both at work and in your personal life.
Now is a great time to pack up your life and take a sabbatical. The last few years have been hard on all of us. However, now COVID restrictions are reducing, and the world has become our oyster once more. Now is the time to take the savings from the bank and enjoy what the world has to offer.
As a secure storage facility, we help a lot of people pack up their stuff and travel the world. Many customers will use our travel storage solutions in Darlington and Peterborough to store their belongings. This means they will be kept safe while they travel the world. By having your belongings in storage, you can also rent your home out while you are away.
So, what benefits can you gain from packing up your life, popping it in a secure storage unit and taking a sabbatical?
Meet New People
When you work a standard 9am-5pm job it can be difficult to find new friends. Life often gets in the way, and you rarely have the time or energy to meet new people. Also, how do you even go about making new friends? It’s not as easy as it was when you were a child making friends in the playground! Sharing your toys at school maybe have worked when you were a child. Or going for drinks in the hope of meeting new people in the local pub may have worked when you were younger, but it’s not that appealing to many anymore.
By taking a sabbatical and travelling the globe, you meet like-minded people. There will be lots of people travelling the world in the same way that you are. They will be visiting the same places, be able to take about where they have been and recommend places to go too. You’ll have the chance to meet more people that are like you. These people could become genuine friends and it’s likely you’ll stay in touch for years to come. This is because they will be part of your incredible adventure.
Learn New Skills
The great thing about taking a sabbatical is the extra free time that you have. All those things you have always wanted to learn, you will have a chance to. This could be learning a new language, learning how to cook foods from a different culture or learning how to fish in the sea, for example. There is now nothing stopping you, and you can learn these new skills in an incredible setting.
Maybe you have always fancied surfing for example? While there are some better places in the UK for surfing, they are nothing compared to the surfing opportunities abroad. How about scuba diving and snorkelling for example? You’ll see a lot more in foreign seas than off the coast of the UK! If you’re trying to learn the language of the country you are visiting, you will learn the language much faster. This is because you are using it all the time. You’ll learn much more conversational language too, as opposed to “I have two brothers”, “I like your cat” and “Where is the train station?” which you might learn when learning a new language, the traditional way.
Find New Interests
When you’re working full time, it can be hard to find new interests. This is because you rarely have free or spare time. There may be things that you have always enjoyed like photography, videography, creative writing, scrapbooking or journaling for example. However, you’ve had nothing to inspire you, or not had the time to get round to it. There is always something else to do, like checking work emails, cleaning the house, doing the laundry or mowing the lawn for example.
However, pacing up your life and taking a sabbatical allows you to take up these interests you have always wanted to. You can pursue existing interests or even find new interests. Many people find that when they travel life is too short. They come back with a whole new view on life and want to make time for their hobbies, interests and things that they enjoy.
A Fresh New You
As we have said already, working a full-time job is hard. The last few years of the pandemic have been hard too. It’s been hard on our bodies and our minds. Why not take a sabbatical to give our bodies and minds the rest that we need? When you are at home or work, there is always something that needs doing. When you are taking a sabbatical, the world can stop. You are making time for yourself. This will help refresh and rejuvenate you. You’ll become a fresh new you.
Forcing yourself to stop by taking a break will remind you of the really important things. Catching up on a TV show, work emails or dealing with tricky extended family members will become an outside thought. Instead, you will look at the really important things. These include things like your mental health, your physical health and relationships with loved ones and those that are closest to you.
Get To Know You
You’ve changed over the years – how well do you know yourself? In everyday life, there are all the distractions of everyday life at home and work. It’s hard to take time out to dig into your subconscious and find out who you are and what you like. However, using your sabbatical to take time out and get to know yourself once more is never a bad thing.
While it can be scary to go without pay for a while, the benefits will be worth it. By taking yourself out of your comfort zone you will be able to learn more about the real you. You’ll be surprised at how much you can learn about yourself. You may also be surprised at how confident and brave you are in this new world.
Visit New Places
Travelling for long periods gives you a real chance to see the world. It’s not like a holiday where you spend a week or two relaxing on the beach or visiting some tourist sports, in between cocktails and cold beers. Instead, you get a real experience of the new places and countries that you visit.
You can learn a lot through travelling too. Not just the cultures around the world, but how other people live too. It’s very easy to become stuck in our worlds when we are working hard and living a busy schedule of life. However, by stopping to look around new places and experiencing new countries we can see how good our lives are, and how small our problems are in the grand scheme of things.
Enjoy Life While You’re Young
The last thing you want to do when you’re older is to have regrets. There will be times when it is harder to travel due to ill health, poor mobility, old age or high travel insurance costs. Take the opportunity while you are young to travel the world, experience new things, learn about new cultures and explore. Create the memories now that you will look back on for years to come.
None of us knows how long we have been on this earth, so make the most of your life while you can. Take a sabbatical and see new places. Give yourself the gift of time now, while you are still young enough to enjoy it. It definitely won’t be something that you regret doing when you get older.
Need help with travel storage while you travel the world? Drop us a line now to find out more – and don’t forget to send us a postcard from your travels!