I realise that every time I message talking about the benefits of a digital nomad lifestyle, most people’s minds will leap to the big things.
Freedom, travel, self-sufficiency, etc.
Quite appropriate to be honest.
However, let me tell you about a really neat little fringe benefit.
I thought about this as I woke up recently.
You see, I don’t possess an alarm clock.
Now, I know what you’re thinking…
Caught you Brett, you use the alarm on your mobile phone. Sneaky, but you’re not quick enough for me.
I genuinely don’t.
I wake up when I’m ready, whatever time that may be, and then go about my day.
It sounds really weird as a notion, especially as having had a 9-5 job in my prior line of work.
You have to be somewhere at a given time at the beginning of the day.
It’s a critical thing for being paid. So you have an alarm clock to positively make sure you get up at the required time.
I can’t remember the last time I used one, or any type of device to wake me up.
I let it flow naturally, which sounds way more pleasing the more I think about it.
I am fortunate in that I get to talk to many people who work out here as digital nomads, full time.
As in they work, get paid, and live out here, or are travelling and passing through.
Many people fail to make a plan and take concrete steps to realize a dream, but I can tell you now, from the hundreds of fulltimers I’ve met, without exception, they NEVER, EVER, want to go back to what they were doing before.
The rewards are just too great, and personally, if you were to catch me in a quiet moment, I’d admit that not having an alarm clock is a huge plus.
It just suits the way I want to live.