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Minimalism And The Digital Nomad Lifestyle
"Jobs of the Future" might look nothing like a traditional 9-5 job. In fact, as mentioned above, it is becoming far more common for folks to ditch the cubicle in favor of remote work from home or a digital nomad lifestyle of moving around between places. The movement towards minimalism is being embraced by the millennial culture as younger folks seek to downsize their life potentially into one suitcase or backpack they can use to travel the world and have more meaningful experiences. Truly, jobs of the future could have a pre-requisite of sorts that requires them to be workable from anywhere in the world using just a laptop. In the 21st century, more folks are interested in minimalism and the freedom of a digital nomad lifestyle.
Minimalism often involves dramatically reducing the amount of stuff you have in your life in favor of an easier and less hectic lifestyle. Oftentimes, folks engaging in minimalism will travel the world and live a “backpack” life or “van-dwelling” life but sometimes the person simply enjoys a de-cluttered home that has only the immediate possessions needed to live day-to-day. In addition to the practical side of minimalism, there is also a spiritual element of seeking to de-clutter the mind and spirit via eliminating unessential objects in your daily life. There is also a train of thought that minimalism is healthier for the environment because we effectively reduce the amount of waste and products we introduce into the natural world. For many people, this sort of lifestyle is massively appealing for the sake of providing more freedom and a healthier karmic relationship with the world in general. As discussed in this interview with Daniel Stone, when we respect the world and create a more meaningful existence and relationship with the planet, we enter into a more abundant state of being because we have successfully honored the environment and collective consciousness in which we find ourselves existing.
Conni Biesalski is a minimalist and digital nomad who helps others understand and implement this lifestyle. She is an advocate for holistic living, Yoga, a vegan lifestyle, and the digital nomad lifestyle. On this episode of the Beyond Homo Sapien show Conni and I discuss minimalism and how to get started while also exploring the future of the human lifestyle. When it comes to successfully navigating through potential "jobs of the future", folks like Conni are leading our species towards a healthier relationship with the planet, ourselves, and our fellow humans.
Digital nomad lifestyle and minimalism are going to be increasingly popular as the doors open to further travel experiences. The millennial generation is more interested in experience vs. having a lot of “things”… Minimalism could very well become much more mainstream as folks begin to de-clutter their lives, their minds, and explore the world rather than flock to a more “traditional” 9-5 life.
Minimalism is more than just a reduction of physical clutter. In this episode, Conni shared that there is a deeply spiritual aspect of the minimalism lifestyle that centers around the de-cluttering of internal junk. For example, have you ever known someone who has a really messy home full of old junk and clutter? From what I've experienced, these are often the same folks who have a lot of internal junk and clutter that they're avoiding cleaning. A messy attic or closet that hasn't been cleaned in years oftentimes reflects a messy room in your head or heart that has yet to be totally cleaned out.
Jobs of the future that center around a minimalist lifestyle could be a healthy addition to our culture. By allowing folks to pursue a digital nomad lifestyle that encourages a culture of minimalism and a movement towards decreasing clutter could be incredibly beneficial for mental health, spiritual development, personal achievement, and much more. By furthering and encouraging this development, we do a load of good for our fellow human beings as they go through their experience of life.
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