The life of the digital nomad means that you get to go where you please and on your own schedule. If you don’t like a certain area, you just have to pack up and move on. However, it can be also important to take the chance to settle down for six months or so and take a break from travel. Here are some of the reasons why.
You decided to become a digital nomad for a reason. Travelling our world is one of the best things we can do. There are so many places to go and things to try. However, it is possible to experience too much of a good thing. You might feel tired from being on the road constantly. Though there are beautiful sights to see, they can be spoiled by long days on cramped buses or being stuck in airports waiting for connections. What’s more, you can quickly become tired of sleeping in hostels and other more affordable places.
Travel fatigue can hit hard. Rather than give up on your lifestyle and just go home, ground yourself somewhere for a while. Before you know it, you could be itching to get travelling once more.
Even if you do tend to stick to youth hostels and couch-surfing as you travel, things could add up more than you think. Why not take this as an opportunity to stop by one of your favourite affordable cities? You could grab somewhere cheap to rent? Take Malaysia as the perfect example! You can find an amazing rumah sewa that is conveniently located and has all the space you need. Plus it might not cost that much each month.
Try to look for a place with a short-term contract. Letting on a month-to-month basis might be best for you. You don’t want to get tied into a contract that might be a year or longer if you know that this stop will only be temporary. There is a big, wide world out there, and you will want to get back on the road as soon as you can! Don’t let an apartment lease hold you back!
Work on the Business
A digital nomad needs a way to make an income. Some blog, others make video content, and others might accept freelance work when they can. On the road, this can be difficult to do. There are so many things that can slip past you, or you could end up unable to find a Wi-Fi connection good enough for you to manage your tasks.
Staying put for a little while gives you the chance to properly manage your business and pull it into good shape. You could even accept a big project that is going to pay well as you know you have the time and resources to be able to complete it properly. This extended rest also means that you could replenish your savings so you can set out on the road with a good amount in your pocket once more.
Are you trying to pick up a second or third language? Being a polyglot can open so many doors for you, and it can allow you to make friends all over the world. You can do as many courses and tests as you like, but unless you have exposure to native speakers you are never going to be able to cross that last barrier into fluency.
Choosing to move to a city where your chosen language is used regularly means that you will really be able to put your skills to practice. These aren’t just tourist phrases but an opportunity for you to use the language as locals do. You will also be able to pick up slang and other phrases that will help you speak more naturally, compared to if you were to only stay speaking the very formal language you have been taught in your lessons. A stay of a few months might be all you need to get comfortable speaking this new language.
Plan Your Next Adventure
Though there should be some time that you take a break from travel, especially if you have a touch of travel fatigue you probably never stop thinking about it. When you are ready to think about hitting the road again, you need to make sure that you plan your adventure as much as possible. There might be something that you want to do that has to be planned out and booked several months in advance. Take the time to properly check it out, and create a schedule you can follow.
Before you know it, you will be on the road once more. Take the time to rest and relax, wherever that might be. You will feel all the better for it, and you will feel reinvigorated and ready to see more of the world when you eventually do begin to travel!
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