New years resolutions are a perfect way for a fresh start. People just love these symbolic milestones as they present a perfect way to start living the dream. However, digital nomads are already known as individuals that aren’t afraid to take a chance and grab life by its horns.
With that in mind, it wouldn’t be an easy mission to complete a list of resolutions suitable for people of our profile. Still, there are a couple of things that apply to most digital nomads, no matter which continent they currently call home. In case you’re in need of some additional motivation, look no further. We got just what the doctor ordered right here.
Update your goals
If you follow our blog on a regular basis, you would notice that in one of our previous blogs, we looked up closely on burnouts digital nomads encounter along the way. If you belong in this group, don’t worry, this is perfectly normal. Living life as a nomad is fun at times, and relatively stress free as well, but after a while, it can become a bit tedious.
After a few months, or even years, chances are you’ve probably already visited all the places you ever imagined, met a ton of interesting people and forged a lot of great friendships. After that is all completed, life doesn’t seem so fun anymore, does it? The good news is, the adventures can always become better, you just need to know where to look. At the end of the day, every person handles hardships in a unique way, and all you have to do is take some time and figure out what’s the thing that completes you. Setting new goals is the perfect way to start. Remember, sometimes, it is the adventure that finds you, and not the other way around.
Archive your memories
Don’t get us wrong, memories are the most precious things we carry with us wherever we go, but nostalgia can become very problematic when you’re thousands of miles away from family and home. The last thing you would want to happen is to get stuck in the past and get overwhelmed by negativity towards your current state. The fact is that life moves on at an incredible pace, and that’s especially true in the case of digital nomads.
Besides the memories, nomads also have one other thing they need to consider about. Our lifestyle demands mobility, and carrying a massive luggage around is not ideal. Souvenirs and other memorabilia might not take up a huge amount of space, but give it enough time, and things start to add up quickly. Don’t get us wrong, we’re not advising you to throw away all of your belongings, but for now, ship them to some friends or family members. Carry-on bag still remains the best option for a digital nomad, and every little thing counts. Embrace the minimalism once again!
Create friends wherever you go
Traveling is a phenomenal way to meet new people and find out many things about various cultures, but don’t lose yourself along the way. Without wanting to sound like a boring self-help book, all we’re saying is that friendships are more important than you might realize. How cool would it be to meet a friend in every continent?
Pen pals are quite an outdated concept, but with a help of social media, physical boundaries are no longer an issue. Sure, having someone around is not the same as maintaining a chat or having a Skype call, but sometimes, a bit of small talk is all it takes to recharge the batteries.
These tips give you a great way to start off a year on a good note, but at the end of the day, they are much more of a general guidance than a direct plan. The truth is, each individual should only pursue things that make them happy, and live life to the fullest. We wish you a ton of luck!