Serious Getaway Destinations for a Burnout
April 4, 2012 7:24 PM Subscribe
Life/work-break destinations and activities for a person with a severe case of career burnout? Looking to take 6 weeks off.
I recently reached a critical state of burnout with my career. I figured when you lie awake in bed and can't get to sleep because your work has no meaning anymore but your work is your life so your life has no meaning, it's time to take a serious break.
My career is my dream job, so I don't want to quit and do something else. I'm being as proactive as possible and I have the luxury of being able to take off for 6 weeks starting mid-July. I'm not doing this because I want to, I'm doing this because I have to.
I'm looking for destination suggestions- places where I can get away from my reality, and have the option to either veg out all day or do engaging things like learn to surf or scuba. Yes, it has to be on the water. Swimming in the ocean every day is going to be a big part of the healing process for me. I'm looking at Costa Rica or Belize, but I'd love other suggestions. Full resort accommodations are unnecessary, but I would like AC at night. My budget for the whole trip is about $5k.
I'm also seeking suggestions for activities that are going to refresh and recharge my mind and body.
Just knowing that I'm going to take this trip is a tremendous relief- I've never taken a non-working vacation in my adult life, so I want to do this one right. No work, little contact with life back home, pure bliss.