Digital Nomads: The New Way of Creating a Work/Life Balance
You see the pictures all over social media – laptop out and feet up against a spectacular background from some tropical paradise or hip city skyline, usually entitled something like, “My Office”. These pictures are becoming more and more ubiquitous as we start to see the rise of The Digital Nomad.
A Digital Nomad is the employee or freelance worker who can work from anywhere; all they need is a laptop and access to the internet. They aren’t dependent upon a specific office or location to get their work done. They are trading the interpersonal relationships of an office job for the freedom and flexibility of remote work.
If you are thinking about becoming a Digital Nomad, you are not alone.
The Digital Nomad trend has grown tremendously since the pandemic began. Forbes predicts that by 2025, “a whopping 35.7 million Americans or 22% of the workforce will be remote workers.”
With numbers like this, it is easy to think that the Digital Nomad life is exactly like the pictures . And while this may be partially true, there is a lot more to it than just kicking up your heels and taking fun photos.
First of all, you’ll need to see where your skills and experience line up with remote work. Here is one list of well-paying work from home careers to help you get started on your Digital Nomad journey.
Once you find the work you are looking for, there are things to keep in mind when working remotely to maintain a healthy work/life balance. Dharma Home Suites is here to help you make the most out of your Digital Nomad life.
While all of Dharma’s furnished apartment suites come with free high speed internet for those Google Meets and Zoom calls and a desk for your convenience upon request, each individual property has its own charm and benefits to working remotely.
If you need a separate office space to do your best work, Dharma’s Grand Plaza at Coral Gables has a 24-hour Business Center that comes with MAC Desktop computers, a meeting room, and private office space for one-on-one consultations.
Looking to enjoy the outdoors while you work? The apartments at Dharma’s Sheridan Ocean Club have balconies or patios from which to work and enjoy the beautiful South Florida weather. They also have a business center that you can use if you find the need to hold a meeting.
Come to Dharma’s Monte Carlo property for quiet spaces and inspirational views. Located right on the ocean, the chill vibes of our beachside apartment suites are perfect for concentrating on your work. Some of the furnished apartments at this property include a desk for you to work on as well.
How to avoid burnout
Now that you know you have a space that allows you to be at your most productive, you also need to know when to stop working and enjoy your life. As much as we love the Digital Nomad life , there are times you need to step away from the laptop and give yourself a break. There are three different types of breaks that can help you avoid getting burnt out:
The 20 20 20 Break
Dharma at Novia has eye-catching views of the NYC skyline that can be viewed from your room or the rooftop patio.
Dharma at Monte Carlo has a great path that runs along the beach that is perfect for a quick walk to refresh your body and mind.
For those of you who are longing for that Nomad life, but you can’t bear to leave your furbaby behind,Dharma at Red Road Commons in South Miami not only allows dogs, but has an on-site dog park for them to run around in when you need to take that short break from the computer.
Dharma at Sheridan Ocean Club has both basketball and tennis courts , and Dharma at Grand Plaza has a billiard room for you to play a quick game or get some live interaction that you may be missing as a remote worker.
If you need a longer break, or you’re finding that you aren’t getting enough exercise in your day, Dharma at Novia has a Hot Yoga studio to help you refresh your muscles and your mind.
Taking a day off