The number of people living as “digital nomads” is continuously growing—the popularity of this new way of working skyrocketed as soon as Covid-19 appeared in 2020. Digital nomads in the United States climbed by nearly 50% to 11 million in 2020, rising to 15.5 million in 2021. According to several studies, remote workers will make up 22% of the US workforce by 2025. Furthermore, due to the pandemic, more professionals are adopting the digital nomad lifestyle, which allows them to travel and work remotely.
In addition, according to a recent report, 80% of people looking for a job said it was important that their next job offer them the opportunity to work from anywhere. And companies are paying attention, and big organizations like Airbnb and Lift are switching to permanent flexible work models. As Spotify defines it, “work isn’t somewhere you go; it’s something you do.”
Digital nomads choose where and how they work within a geographic location. Employees who work remotely have recognized that they do not need to be at a desk eight hours a day, five days a week, to be effective. Working nomads can travel, meet people from all walks of life, and work wherever they choose.
However, being a remote worker has its drawbacks. If you’re stressed and non-functional, you won’t be able to enjoy the full benefits of being a digital nomad. Stress is one of the most severe
concerns in today’s environment. When you are a digital nomad, you may experience burnout before you realize it, so anyone who chooses this lifestyle must be aware of their physical and mental well-being.
Some effective stress relievers are staying active, having a routine, eating well, and practicing mindfulness. Also, spending time in a place you enjoy can help. For example, staying at the beach to work with stunning ocean views and a laid-back atmosphere can contribute significantly to staying stress-free. Here are some benefits you can enjoy from working from the beach.
When we live in the city, we notice the difference ocean air can make. The air at the beach smell different, and that first breath of ocean air when we arrive on our vacation feels like the best breath of air you’ve ever had.
“Sea air is charged with negative ions, which increases our happy hormone, serotonin,” – Kevin Benitez Garcia, Gran Canaria Wellness.
On a beach, we will undoubtedly raise our physical activity levels. Walks on the beach, swimming in the ocean, and playing with our little ones in the sand will always keep us moving.
And being exposed to the peaceful sounds of the waves work with the natural rhythms of our brains to generate deep, relaxing sleep, which is one of the most important things our body needs to relieve and release stress.
Increases Physical Activity
When you spend time at the beach, you have plenty of opportunities to exercise. You can swim in the ocean, walk in the sand, or go for a hike or a jog. And the best part is you don’t notice you are continuously active when you are having fun.
Free your Mind
Fishing is a great way to escape from reality for a while. You can enjoy a day on a yacht surrounded by your loved ones in a calm environment perfect for connecting with nature together. It can also help increase your concentration levels. Another reason a fishing adventure can be good for our well-being is the actual color of the water—the color blue produces relaxing responses in our brain. It helps you bring calmness and serenity to your mind.
The possibility of working from home at the beach and establishing a workspace on a beautiful deck facing the ocean where you can hear the waves during your working hours can make you feel calm. These soothing waves can help us reach meditative levels in our brains, which can help us relax and unwind and heal our stressed-out minds.
“These slow, whooshing noises are the sounds of non-threats, which is why they work to calm people. It’s like they’re saying: Don’t worry, don’t worry, don’t worry.” – Orfeu Buxton, Associate Professor of Biobehavioral Health at Penn State.
Take your Home Office to the Beach
These are some benefits that digital nomads can experience when they take their remote work to the beach, where the hours go by faster, and many fun activities will help them sleep better and feel more relaxed and happy. And who doesn’t need a revitalizing getaway like that right now?