If you’re considering making the jump to becoming a digital nomad, it can be helpful to learn about the lifestyle from others who have done it and lived to tell the tale. But as with most things, there are always aspects of the digital nomad lifestyle that aren’t widely advertised or discussed. Here are three benefits of living the digital nomad lifestyle that you may not have considered yet.
What is a Digital Nomad Lifestyle?
A digital nomad is someone who doesn’t tie themselves to a desk. Instead, they’re free to live and work wherever they like. Even though their physical location may change, they can still go about their lives as if nothing has changed. The magic behind it all comes from mobile devices – smartphones, tablets, and laptops that have enabled people to work anywhere with an internet connection.
1) Work When You Want
One of our favorite things about being a digital nomad is having the freedom to work when and where we want. We can stay in bed for hours or leave our current location to explore another area that strikes our fancy. Since we’re not tied down to an office, deadlines aren’t as stressful since we can always push them back if need be. When it comes time to work, we have plenty of options available: cafes with free Wi-Fi, coworking spaces (if you’re into that), and even public parks are all fair game. When it comes time to take a break from working, there are just as many places you can go: beach towns and mountains are both beautiful locations with tons of natural beauty; they also happen to be great areas for disconnecting from your laptop and phone. Once you find your perfect spot? Take advantage!
2) Avoid Seasonal Affective Disorder
One of the most common and well-known effects associated with being out in nature is that it can help ward off seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Researchers have shown that spending time in nature can help reduce depressive symptoms. Take advantage of natural light by getting outside as much as possible during daylight hours for maximum benefits. Go for walks, run errands, and go to work – wherever you go outdoors. If you’re looking for more ways to enjoy nature’s antidepressant benefits, try gardening or going on a hike.
3) Improve Your Skills