Being a digital nomad is something more and more people dream of. This lifestyle has become very popular over the last couple of years and that is for some very good reasons. Today we are going to give you 6 reasons why you should become a digital nomad.
Everyone dreams of a life where they are free to do what they want and be when they want when they chose to. This lifestyle is the one that seems to allow you exactly that.
We think that such a lifestyle might not be for everyone, but for some, it is definitely the right thing. If you are reading this is probably because you want that kind of lifestyle.
If you are still hesitating then you are in the right place. Are you ready to become a digital nomad?
1. Being location independent
This is probably one of the main reasons why people become digital nomads. The good thing about this lifestyle is that you become location independent.
You can place your office wherever you want, in any part of the world. You gain the freedom to move as you want, work as you want and do it when you want from where you want.
With all the means of transportation, the world has become small. You can take a plane and land in a completely different country only after a couple of hours, with different food, people, and culture.
This makes us want to get out there and explore everything this beautiful world has to offer. If you have a normal job it can get hard due to the lack of vacation and the fact that you are stuck in one place.
As a digital nomad, you can travel, explore and all that while you work and earn money. The only thing you need is to have an internet connection.
2. Build your own life
Everybody should be entitled to live the life that makes them happy. And this lifestyle is one that allows you that.
Do you want to work in your pj’s the whole day? Do you want to stay at home and watch series? The good thing about it is that you can decide what you want to do with your time.
Sure, you will have to work, but you can create your own ways of making money around your passion. You can earn an income with something you like and enjoy.
A lot of people force themselves into a job they don’t like, to live a life they don’t want. If you feel like that won’t make you happy you need to change something about it.
As a digital nomad, you are able to create your own happiness. You are able to decide for yourself what is good for you and what is not, and how you want to spend your life.
3. Get to know yourself
Getting out of your comfort zone is probably one of the best ways to get to know yourself. And as a digital nomad, you will be constantly getting out of your comfort zone.
This will teach you a lot about yourself, your limits, fears, and boundaries. It will teach you how much you can take and what makes you happy.
You will also learn about when you are most productive, your best ways to work and how to keep yourself motivated and organized.
Maybe you discover passions you didn’t know you had because you never got time to uncover them. You get to know the things you hate, what you really need and what you just want.
All these things you might have never found out by staying at home because you wouldn’t have seen other things to show you that there are more options than the ones you know.
4. Create your own routine
Restrictions are something from the past. Having a 9-5 job where you have to go every day to then go the next day again to do the same thing is not on the table anymore.
Creating your routine around your job is gone. Now it is more about incorporating your job into your routine, doesn’t that sound much better?
Every day can be different if you want. You can create a new office every day. You can stay at home and work from bed if you want.
You can create your own routine the way you want to. For remote workers, it might be more scheduled but usually is also pretty flexible.
If you are wondering how digital nomads make an income then check out this 10 jobs for digital nomads . This can be a great start if you are looking to go nomad.
5. You become less materialistic
As a digital nomad, you will be moving quite a lot. This means that you will have everything you want to take with you in one bag.
And as we all know, one bag is not that much space. This means that you won’t be able to have as many things with you as you have at home.
This can be a really good thing. It shows you that you don’t need that much to be happy and that we can live with much less than we own.
You learn to become less materialistic, and that important things in life are not actually things, but the moments, memories and experiences you collect.
6. The infinite opportunities you have
Since you are able to make your own decisions and spend the time the way you want to, a lot of opportunities open up for you.
You can go to as many events as you want as long as you take the time to do so, you can take time to market yourself and create your own opportunities
Working as a freelancer you can also take on more projects, get to know other digital nomads and that might lead to other projects and work opportunities you might never have had at home.
You can get to know other people that are in the same situations as you and push each other. Others will be further than you and can help you, or they might have a network that can.
Life on the road puts you a lot of people along the way. You will meet awesome people and from some, you might be able to benefit from, socially as business wise. Your network is the most important thing.
Ready to become a digital nomad?
There are many reasons to become a digital nomad and these where only some of them. Of course, the life as a digital nomad is not only fun and happiness.
You will also have some hard times along the way, but it is totally worth it. What you learn, experience and the memories you make is something that no money can buy.
If you dream about to become a digital nomad then you should go for it. Just make the decision to do so and start your journey. And to be prepared get ready reading this 10 things a first-time digital nomad should know .
And if you realize that it is not the right thing for you, then what? At least you gave it a try. That is better than wonder your whole life what would’ve been if…
Let us know if you have any other good reasons to become a digital nomad, we would love to hear them all!
This was a guest post contribution. About the authors:
We are Carla and Oliver and together we run Exciting Adventure . We left our lives in Berlin to travel and explore the world. We became nomads by doing it and now we are on our way to become digital. You can follow our journey on our blog, where we give useful tips so that you can do the same. We believe that everyone should do what they love, and for us, it is easier as digital nomads.
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I am a digital marketer who loves helping others succeed. In addition, traveling is another of my passions so this site is the best place to share all what I know and have experienced.