Hey Freaking Nomads,
Hope you are all having a lovely weekend 😊
As I write this week's newsletter under the Oaxacan sun, I'm reminded of the alluring promise of the digital nomad lifestyle - adventure, freedom, fulfillment. Yet as many of us have experienced, the reality can look much different at times.
The pressure to "have it all" can be immense. We're told we must build personal brands, grow businesses, find better careers - all while traveling the world and living our best lives.
Social media primes us for comparison, making it seem like everyone else effortlessly checks every box.
But the truth is, no one can do it all, or at least not all the time. I've certainly had my fair share of burnout when trying to juggle it all as an SEO coach and freelancer and also contributing to this beautiful community that is Freaking Nomads. So, I know how it feels behind in that state.
It's easy to get caught up comparing our behind-the-scenes to everyone else's digital nomad journey.
But we have to give ourselves permission to focus our energy on our own pace.
I've realized I can't pour myself fully into business growth and career while also planning an intensive travel itinerary. And that's okay. There will always be another destination, just as there will always be more work to do.
The key is checking in with yourself - your true needs and limitations - instead of measuring against unrealistic standards. Do less, but do it well. Don't stretch yourself too thin trying to do it all. The world will keep turning.
By giving ourselves permission to slow down, we create space for meaningful connection, restoration and mindfulness.
I hope in this season, you can identify one or two key priorities to focus on. Give yourself full permission to set other great opportunities aside for now. You'll return to them refreshed, rather than drained.
Wishing you rest, perspective and presence as you continue your adventures,
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