If the past couple of years have taught us anything, it’s that the traditional ‘office culture’ as we know it is well and truly dead.
And while this may be viewed as negative by some, it opens up a whole world of possibilities for the rest of us. Gone are the days of the arduous 9-5, with an extra hour either side for commuting on a hot, packed bus or train. In 2022, you’ve the option to make your hours work around you, your family, friends, and your desires to travel the world.
But for those among you who need further convincing, here are our top five reasons why you should consider taking the leap and embracing the Digital Nomad lifestyle full-time:
“Freedom (n.): To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To depend on nothing.” – Ayn Rand
It’s the most obvious reason, and by far the most important. By becoming a digital nomad and taking your work with you on the road, you’ll finally be free to explore the globe as you please. Providing you keep in line with any travel restrictions or vaccination requirements of the countries you plan on visiting, the world can quite literally be your oyster.
And if that doesn’t excite you enough, once you’re away you’ll also have the freedom to build the daily routine that you want. With so many freelance roles to choose from, your day-to-day life can become exactly how you desire – without a boss breathing down your neck, or co-workers looking over your shoulder.
- Gain life experience
Trips abroad seldom come without at least a few minor problems – and the longer you stay, the more of these you’re likely to encounter. Whether these problems are cultural, financial, personal, or derive from something else, you’re going to have to overcome them in a new environment and without the immediate support of your friends and family as you would back home.
The good news is that once they’re solved, you’ll have the privilege of learning from them – which will inevitably contribute greatly to your overall emotional development and resilience. Plus, dealing with issues in a completely different language can be twice as hard (and thus twice as rewarding).
- Save time
As mentioned above, any type of remote work can free up a good chunk of time you’d otherwise spend commuting, or orgainsing other aspects of an in-person job. This leaves you with more free time to spend doing the things you enjoy, learning new skills, or with your friends and family.
So many people are very surprised at how much more free time they have after cutting out the commute, which inevitably leads to a happier, better quality of life.
- No dress code
One benefit that’s often overlooked is the ability to ditch the uncomfortable suit or work gear, and instead opt for whatever type of clothing you like. Spending the day on the beach in just shorts and a T-shirt is suddenly now a real possibility – as long as you remember to make yourself presentable for any meetings!
You’ll also likely realise how much money you were spending on work clothing in the first place, which can now instead be saved up to spend on the things you enjoy most.
- Less stress
It goes without saying that by carefully curating a lifestyle full of adventure, aimed towards fulfillment and happiness, your levels of stress will start to drop through the floor. The overall health benefits the digital nomad lifestyle brings can be phenomenal – making you a more rounded, happy, and relaxed person. What’s not to like?
Sound good? Well, it gets better.
With a course from UpskillAcademy, you can turn this thrilling, adventurous lifestyle full of freedom into a reality.
While it will take a bit of time, effort, and dedication to achieve, anything is truly possible.
Ready to take the first step? – Upskill Academy