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Nomadic work: freedom, flexibility and happiness

Nomad work, remote and generally online, has been growing steadily for several years. This new form of work offers great freedom and flexibility to work from anywhere in the world. But like everything, mobile work has its pros and cons.

The freedom to work from anywhere

Contrary to the idea that a nomadic worker spends their life remotely, according to a survey conducted by Buffer in 2019, this population only spends an average of 3 to 6 months per year abroad.

One of the most obvious advantages of mobile working is the freedom to work from anywhere in the world. You can work from home, in a cozy cafe, in a sunny park, or even halfway around the world exploring new places while working. This freedom allows you to find the most inspiring and productive place for you. You can also avoid travel and save time and money by working remotely.

Furthermore, working remotely is neither possible nor desired by everyone: a FlexJobs study dating back to 2021 revealed that 65% of remote workers would prefer to work from home, while 32% would like to work remotely from different places in the world. Nevertheless, this last figure remains impressive!

Schedule flexibility

Mobile work also offers great flexibility in working hours. You can work the hours that best suit your lifestyle. If you are more productive in the morning, you can start early and finish early. If you prefer to work at night, you can arrange your schedule accordingly. This flexibility allows you to better manage your time and your personal life, giving you the freedom to devote more time to your loved ones, your hobbies or your hobbies. If you are a surf addict, you can also adapt your working hours to the tides, and take your board out between two emails!

The happiness generated by the few constraints, but the inconveniences that counterbalance

Working remotely can also contribute to your happiness. You don't have to endure the constraints of a traditional job, such as travel, fixed schedules, endless meetings and stressful work environments. Instead, you can work in an environment that suits you, and organize your work according to your own rules. It can help you feel happier, more relaxed, and more fulfilled in your professional life.

However, nomadic work is not without its drawbacks. Loneliness can be a problem for some mobile workers, especially if they work alone from home. It can also be difficult to maintain a consistent work routine, and it's important to exercise discipline and self-motivation to stay productive. Additionally, it can be difficult to separate your work life from your personal life when working from home.

Mobile working offers many advantages for those who seek freedom and flexibility in their professional life. Working from anywhere in the world can increase your level of happiness, allow you to better manage your time and personal relationships, and give you the freedom to work in an environment that suits you. Although nomadic work has its downsides, with a little discipline and self-motivation it can be a rewarding and fulfilling work experience.


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