Here are our top 10 reasons to become a digital nomad:
1. See the world
This is one of the main reasons to become a digital design nomad. Seeing
the world will open your eyes to cultural diversity, get you closer to adventure, allow you to embrace new hobbies depending on your location and give you the freedom to choose your schedule.
2. Improve your lifestyle
If you live like a digital design nomad, you’ll be lucky to experience a life full of flavor. Freedom of location, material objects and a fixed schedule are just some of the perks of this life. You can also choose what clients you want to work with and the type of work that truly matters to you. A healthy work-life balance with a non-restrictive schedule can allow you to design a bespoke lifestyle, no more of that boring 9-5.
3. Become more productive
What would you do to work anywhere, explore the world, try out new hobbies, challenge yourself every day, meet inspiring people and enjoy freedom whilst developing your career? I would do a lot. Becoming location independent will give your the motivation to become better at what you do so that you have more time for the fun stuff.
4. Create an incredible portfolio
This one goes hand in hand with the previous point. Have you been struggling to get your website out or develop a portfolio that convinces clients? Wait till you have to do it in order to pursue your dream of hiking the Himalayas or taking up tango lessons in Spain. It’s easy to become complacent when you live comfortably. Comfortable is dangerous, it helps the mind go on to auto mode destroying productivity levels and aspirations. The pressure of getting work to keep on moving can put you on your toes and make you eager to create a portfolio that’s inspiring and gets you new jobs.
5. Break away from the rat race
Once you’ve broken away from a traditional lifestyle you’ll become more aware of your surroundings, opportunities and different ways of living that make you excel at what you’re good at.
It’s kind of hard to break away from a routine whilst working 9-5. With this routine it’s hard to focus on what’s important to you. Don’t get me wrong, you might have the best job in the world that allows you to grow in incredible ways, but there’s always going to be someone telling you what to do and how to do it.
6. Find new opportunities
The beauty of putting yourself in to unknown environments is that opportunities seem to come out of thin air. These opportunities might not even come from your field of knowledge. You could milking cows in Patagonia or creating a website for a Sri Lankan millionaire before you know it.
7. Find your element
Yes I got the tittle from the book “The element” and it has everything to do with the contents of it. It seems to me that most people seem to be stuck with one objective in mind, let’s make more money no matter what. The problem is that “no matter what” can easily turn in a completely wasted lifetime of perfecting the art of: Moving your computer’s mouse in your sleep so that your boss thinks you’re being productive. If you’re doing something just for getting by, you’re not living.
8. Meet inspiring people
Cross cultural experiences will undoubtedly push you to encounter people from different cultural backgrounds. It will open your mind and allow you to engage with people with different points of view. After traveling for a while, you’ll meet selection of very interesting specimens. These specimens come from all walks of life and have challenged the “normal” lifestyle in ways that seem inconceivable. Every new story will motivate you to keep on moving forward, to find new adventures and to challenge what’s conventional.
9. Boost your creativity
It’s easy to loose inspiration, some days it seems like it was killed slowly by the not so inspiring words of an angry client. This happens to every person on the face of the earth. The problem arises when Mr Inspiration doesn’t want to come out and play for over a month. And he might be hiding due to the fact that he doesn’t really like the environment you’re in. Becoming a digital nomad can spice this up.
10. Help others
One of the biggest problems charities have is transmitting what’s happening thousands of miles away from the people that have resources that could potentially save lives. When you move around the globe, no-matter how you do it, you’ll be closer to different people’s realities.