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10 Reasons To Become A Digital Nomad This Year

“Tell me what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” -Mary Oliver

2021 is the year that all of the dream chasing becomes real. With vaccines rolling out, numbers dropping, and travel picking up, we are getting plenty of heartening signs that our next normal is right around the corner. 

One of the positives to come out of 2020 was a more widely accepted new remote work/work-from-anywhere lifestyle — in fact at one point, more than half of the American workforce was working from home. So with digital tools and accelerated technological capabilities plus an economy that’s ready for more distributed workers, there’s no better time to plan a digital nomad venture. 

We’ve rounded up our top 10 favorite reasons  to become a digital nomad in 2021:

  1. Challenge your comfort zone. Leave the nest and venture out to see what grand adventures await you.
  2. Explore the world. The world is an expansive place and it is filled with food, activities, people, remote locations, populated locations, mountains, valleys, oceans, rivers, lakes, and everything in between. There is infinite possibility and it is not as far away as you think.
  3. Find your community. Sometimes – and especially during the pandemic – life can feel pretty isolated and lonely. (Safely) venturing out can empower you to find people and communities that share your hobbies, ideals, and lifestyle. 
  4. Embrace the mobile office life. There are so many remote work tools and platforms to accomplish projects and communications on the road. Doing a little bit of advance budgeting and planning goes a long way for founding a work-from-anywhere experience.
  5. Discover new talents and passions. Sometimes we don’t even know the great potential that lives within us. Putting yourself in new environments opens the door of opportunity to learn or pursue something fresh and different.
  6. Seek clarity and zen. Getting outside or simply unplugging quiets the dull roar of ceaselessly connected living. Mindfulness and zen is instantaneous in natural environments where you can simply be yourself and in the moment.
  7. Reconnect with creativity and fresh ideas. New experiences and new settings trigger new ideas. Creativity thrives in unexpected places.
  8. Test your resilience and resourcefulness. Gain confidence and empowerment, knowing that you have the guts and the brains to make a digital nomad lifestyle your own.
  9. Ground yourself in nature and the Earth. When we are locked into daily routines and patterns, we forget the simple pleasures of being a human and experiencing the world around us. Returning to awareness and presence reconnects us with the source of nourishment and inspiration.
  10. Pursue life with vigor. Make it one that you are in love with.

Here at Zennest, we’re rewriting the rule book — you can have it all, connectedness, mindfulness, and wellness. Find us on Instagram for more digital nomad conversations and ideas.

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