Burnout is a serious thing, regardless of what lifestyle you live.
But as a nomad, it can be one of the factors that leads us to quitting the lifestyle all together.
We started this lifestyle for the freedom, for the experiences, and for the fulfillment. But after a while, if we’re not careful, burnout can creep in and change our plans indefinitely…
Here are 5 common signs of burnout:
- Lack of Motivation: You may feel a significant decrease in motivation and enthusiasm for tasks, both at work and in personal life. This lack of motivation may make it hard to do any work, especially if you’re location independent and choose your own hours.
- Neglecting Self-Care: This may be one of the first things that gets taken away when traveling and working. Ignoring self-care practices like exercise, healthy eating, and relaxation can further contribute to physical and emotional decline.
- Isolation: You may begin to feel emotionally detached from your work, colleagues, friends, and family; especially if you don’t see them often (because of working remotely), this feeling of isolation can grow and lead to a feeling of disconnection.
- Sleep Problems: Due to the stress of the lifestyle, sleeping may become difficult and sleep patterns may change which can contribute to overall fatigue, and lead to/ worsen burnout.
- Loss of Enjoyment: You might begin to lose interest in activities that you used to enjoy, both at work and in your personal life. For example, not enjoying traveling anymore, or meeting new people.
These are just a few of the signs that you may be experiencing burnout as a nomad. Luckily, there are ways to overcome these feelings (which I’ve touched on in past posts, and will post about in future ones as well).
Have you experienced any of these feelings? If so, have you tried anything to overcome them?