Nowadays, I hear frequently about people who want to take a sabbatical period.
It happens this probably because we are tired of the usual work and we want to reconnect with our passions. It is a good time to think about what you did until that moment and what are your expectations for the future. You can do volunteering work, you can learn new things or just travel.
From the legal side, you can quit your job or take un unpaid holiday period.
Try a reasonable period (maximum 1 year). When you came back to work for sure you will receive a lot of questions about what you did. It will be a challenge to adapt again to your work schedule.
But also, when you came back to work, you will feel more relaxed and this is great for both of you (employee and employer).
If you want a sabbatical period, but you don't know what to do, you can find here some ideas.
I wish you all a beautiful, magical and happy new year!