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Hey everyone, welcome to another My Offbeat Journey. Today, I am talking to you from sunny Florida, where Aaron and I travel a few times a year to chase the sun and run away from the winter of New York.
Years ago, Aaron and I would talk about the day when we could take off and leave when the weather started getting cooler and chasing the sun. And today we are able to do that because of remote work.
We decided to become slow travelers instead of being digital nomads because we like to have a routine, and we like to explore the destination we are in for a while, instead of just a quick tour of the area.
Don’t get me wrong, we used to go backpacking through Europe, the Middle East and chose incredible places to travel to just to hike. But now, as we get older, we like to travel and explore slowly.
But of course, whether you are traveling slowly or fast, it can be hard to make the lifestyle more sustainable without a plan.
Here are a few ways we have been able to make this lifestyle more sustainable:
- Having remote work that allows us to create income from anywhere.
- Always being ahead of our work. We like to be at least a week ahead, but I prefer to be a few weeks ahead of schedule, so if I want to rest longer, and explore, I am not stressed out. Also this week Aaron has been sick and did little work, but because he was ahead of the schedule, there was no stress.
- We create a daily routine for ourselves. We keep this schedule wherever we go, so we can be on track anywhere.
These are the most important things that we do to create a healthy balance for ourselves and to make this lifestyle more sustainable.
Otherwise, it is a lot of mess, and there will be little done but a lot of stress. So, If you are thinking of becoming fully remote and taking yourself on the road, then creating a routine, even if it’s not rigid, can go a long way.
Well, that’s it for now, friends. Let me know if you have started to dive into a remote life and work. How are you making it sustainable, and what are your current struggles?
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Till next time!