With the boom in digital nomads coming to Spain we take a look at some top tips for people attracted to a new 21st century lifestyle phenomenom.
A research on digital nomads found that 73 percent of people who tried working remotely listed ‘a better life and work balance’ as one of the top factors for becoming a digital nomad. However, with its many benefits, a nomad lifestyle often brings various difficulties that you wouldn’t otherwise face.
Thus, we came up with a list of things to bear in mind if you’re considering switching to this kind of lifestyle.
1. Set a clear boundary between work and fun
Finding the right balance between work and fun can be more challenging than it would’ve been if you’re surrounded by other highly motivated coworkers focused on work. New and exciting places can be more appealing than those long video calls, but scheduling your work must be a priority. Thus, plan your working days ahead, create a structured schedule and make sure to meet your deadlines. If that means that you’ll have to skip on a few adventures, don’t worry, you’ll catch up on the next ones.
2. Set up a solid cybersecurity strategy
Cybersecurity could be tricky business when you’re crossing the borders with sensitive company data.
Downloading a VPN on your device could be a great way to protect your devices. The app shelters and encrypts your data traffic, keeping it away from potential threats. Also, it can help you with geo-restriction. Some websites like Netflix have different catalogs for each country, meaning that you may not be able to watch your favorite shows at a new destination. A VPN will hide your actual location and enable you to access your shows from any country you want.
3. Join a coworking space
If you like to separate your private and professional life, sharing a workspace with like-minded people could be a great idea. Nowadays, many cities offer affordable coworking spaces where you could rent an office. The significant advantage of coworking offices is that most of them are pretty flexible, meaning you can manage your time however you want since they’re open almost all the time. Also, you can usually tailor the space to your specific needs. On top of that, coworking offices are an excellent opportunity to meet new people with similar interests.
4. Invest in a nomad insurance
Nomad insurance is an excellent option if you’re interested in covering your health and possession insurance all at once. These plans often include health and travel insurance along with insuring your baggage and offering an emergency evacuation in case of an accident. The insurance may be an added expense, but consider the stress and costs of losing all of your possessions in a foreign country. Thus, check out available plans and choose the one that suits you the best.
With COVID measures slowly loosening up all around the world, we can start planning new adventures. If you want to change your lifestyle upside down, becoming a digital nomad is a way to do it. There’s a lot of information to go through, so be patient and don’t rush your decisions.