I am not going to lie, it takes time to adjust to being a digital nomad. I still experience moments of feeling like I’m missing out on life because I don’t have the same routine as everyone else. There are times I feel lethargic and have brain fog due to fatigue, stress, and all the traveling. Don’t get me wrong, I love being on the road and exploring new cultures, but being a digital nomad can be exhausting and hard on my mental health too, so it is important for me to take time to unwind.
When you have been traveling for so long, constantly moving from one place to another, taking time off and enjoying yourself could be a struggle. So, to avoid burnout from living a nomad life, sometimes you just need to disconnect and recharge. Go get lost in a book, sleep in, smell the roses when you are walking in the park, or watch your favorite show. Be kind to yourself and indulge in life’s little luxuries. It could also help you come back more productive, feel more refreshed, and be able to tackle tough projects because you are more focused.
As a digital nomad, home is wherever I am at the moment — whether it be in a hostel, hotel, or in my own space. It is my choice so I could get away from the daily grind and enjoy what life has to offer. And the best way to enjoy life is to take time for yourself.