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The Allure Of Freedom

The Allure Of Freedom

The digital nomad lifestyle is often characterized by freedom.

It offers some freedoms that are virtually impossible in traditional 9-5, location-based jobs.  No need to struggle to find decent and affordable housing within reasonable commute distance of where you want to work or be subject to the high cost of living.

However, for digital nomads, the lines between work and leisure disappear, as they tend to work hard, play hard and earn more.

This combination can lead to burnout.

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Defining A Digital Nomad

Defining A Digital Nomad

Digital nomads are people who attempt to gain freedom by travelling while working. This clearly distinguishes between them from business travellers who travel for work and tourists.

Many digital nomads work for clients or companies in a way that is very similar to other mor...

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Discipline: Co-Working

Discipline: Co-Working

A space that is set up for work, with ergonomic chairs and power sockets in the right place, plus being surrounded by others who at least appear to be working can be essential for getting into the working headspace.

Being able to draw a line under work and walk away also helps digital nomad...

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The Bottom Line

The Bottom Line

We choose the digital nomad lifestyle because we are looking for freedom. We want to be able to control our own lifestyle without the restrictions imposed on us by needing to be in a certain place at a certain time in order to work.

Traditional jobs often provide the struct...

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Discipline: Social Commitments

Discipline: Social Commitments

 digital nomad couples tend to have an easier time maintaining the lines between work and leisure than singles. This is because their commitment to spend time together and focus on one another makes it easier for them to allocate time as either work or leisure. They can also hold one another acco...

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The Digital Nomad Lifestyle

The Digital Nomad Lifestyle

The digital nomad lifestyle is often one characterized by freedom. We have the freedom to manage our time in the way that we wish, and we have the freedom to build our lives wherever we wish.

The digital nomad lifestyle is often characterized by throwing off the time and place restr...

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Discipline: Self-Imposed Deadlines

Discipline: Self-Imposed Deadlines

  • In the absence of line management accountability in traditional workplaces, many digital nomads become interested in self-imposed deadlines and performance tracking.
  • Digital nomads tend to do better when they choose to impose their own, self-defined deadlines.
  • When these don'...

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Discipline: Time-Management & Process Strategies

Discipline: Time-Management & Process Strategies

Digital professions of digital nomads, combined with the pressure on them to manage their time and wellbeing, makes digital nomads very likely to be interested in applications and tools that help them better maintain their schedules and processes.

Almost all the digital nomads that he inter...

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With Great Freedom Comes Die-Hard Discipline: Mobile Adaptability

With Great Freedom Comes Die-Hard Discipline: Mobile Adaptability

To make a success of a digital nomad lifestyle, and not fall into this trap, digital nomads have to develop a variety of disciplines.

It takes a minimum of three days to find healthy routines again when relocating to a new place.

The most successful digital nomads hav...

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Discipline: Device Choice

Discipline: Device Choice

A vast majority of digital nomads rely on two devices, a laptop and a smartphone.

But many digital nomads choose to differentiate between these devices, using their laptop for work, and their smartphone for leisure.

Most digital nomads say that they do this because their smartphone ha...

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