The world has undergone a big change in the last two years, and one of the most notable changes has been the way in which people work. Many of us are no longer bound to our office desks and instead we have the option of travelling and working from wherever we find ourselves. The work from home idea is likely to stay around for a while still, especially as many businesses decide to give up office spaces completely, in favour of staff working remotely.
Becoming a digital nomad in this day and age is incredibly easy, especially if you have already spent the last two years getting used to the idea of not being in an office space. The concept itself is certainly not original, since there are already all sorts of professions that are done well away from the office. In the past it was mostly photographers and journalists who would get to call themselves digital nomads. But as this lifestyle becomes more and more popular, if you are considering becoming a work nomad yourself, you are in good company.
By definition, a digital nomad is someone who can work from anywhere in the world, as long as they have an internet connection. Often a digital nomad won’t have a steady home, instead they prefer to make their home wherever they find themselves. As you can imagine, this is not exactly the kind of life that everyone wants to explore but one of the great things about being a digital nomad is that you can enjoy the experience on a temporary basis, and then get back into the more conventional way of living.
The Benefits and Cons of Being a Digital Nomad
You can quite easily be pulled into the romance of working from a beautiful destination, without giving much thought to whether or not the lifestyle is really ideal for you. With this in mind, it is helpful to weigh up the pros and cons before you give up your home to become a nomad.
The benefits of this lifestyle includes being able to have full control over your schedule which will give you some time to explore the place you are visiting, you can enjoy more flexibility, you can save some money by not having to pay out on expensive rent, and naturally you will also get to travel!
The downside of being a nomad includes not having a steady place to stay, becoming exhausted from all the travelling, and struggling with productivity when you are distracted.
When you are considering a place to stay during your adventures, you should choose somewhere comfortable and somewhere with Wi-Fi, like Pensao. Here our rooms are ideal for a digital nomad and in the quiet suburbs that we are based in, you will have the perfect environment in which to get some work done.