When overwhelmed, do this

Hey nomads,

Irene here, back at our home base in Bulgaria! πŸ‡§πŸ‡¬

Returning to familiar places can be a double-edged sword. While there's comfort in routine, it's easy to slip into a workaholic mindset and I was starting to feel the burn.

I know you know the feeling. The inbox becomes a black hole, inspiration wanes, and even the tiniest task feels impossible. That's exactly how I was feeling, so I decided to shake things up and do what I do best when I need a reset – I headed for the mountains.

This time, I chose the breathtaking Rila Mountains right here in Bulgaria.
This time, I chose the breathtaking Rila Mountains right here in Bulgaria.

There's something about the challenge of a good hike that brings unparalleled clarity. The rhythm of my steps became a meditation; the grand scale of the mountains putting everyday worries in proportion. I came back with renewed focus and a clear mind, ready to conquer my inbox!

Let's be honest, overwhelm is going to be a recurring theme in the digital nomad life. The key is to find the activities that give us that reset and nourish us outside of our work. Maybe for you, it's not hiking. Maybe it's learning a new skill, taking a cooking class, or joining a local sports team.

Let's all inspire each other to make time for both the hustle and the joy. Because remember: being a digital nomad is more than just working from anywhere – it's about fully experiencing everything the world has to offer.

Keep wandering,

Irene Lidia

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@joleneonthego: β€œExploring new places exhilarates the soul, yet familiarity sneaks in swiftly. Hedonic adaptation, the traveler’s paradox, where the wonder of discovery dims with time. Each destination offers a euphoric high, soon plateauing into routine. Embrace the fleeting magic, savoring every moment, for the journey is not just about the destination, but the ever-evolving experiences along the way.”

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πŸ”₯ Our Nomad Resource of the Week

Skype Number

A Skype Number is a second phone number that is attached to your Skype account, allowing you to answer incoming calls on your Skype app anywhere. It is a great option for digital nomads who travel frequently and need to stay connected with their clients, friends, and family members. With a Skype Number, you can get a local number and answer incoming calls on your Skype app, wherever you are in the world. This means that you can receive calls from your clients or colleagues without having to worry about international calling fees or roaming charges. You can also set up call forwarding to answer calls on your own or someone else’s phone, paying for those forwarded calls with Credit.

In addition, if you are a digital nomad who needs to receive text messages, you can use Skype SMS Connect to receive and reply to text messages from your computer or tablet. This feature allows you to send and receive text messages using your Skype Number from any device with Skype installed.

To get a Skype Number, you need to have a Skype account and then purchase a subscription plan that works for you. The subscription plan length options are one, three, or twelve months.

Go to Skype website

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