It’s 2023 and remote work has taken over. Probably for the better. But as the flexibility in our life has increased so have the pitfalls. This is especially true if your pursuing a digital nomad lifestyle with your family. Keeping track of everyone’s engagements while changing locations can be a true challenge. As with every trade everyone out there needs tools to make their lives easier.
Let’s take a look at some of the tools that can make your digital nomad lifestyle more comfortable and attainable.
5 Essential Things To Keep In Mind As A Digital Nomad With A Family
If you are a parent or have a family, you need to pay extra attention. In order to manage your digital nomad lifestyle, things need to be safe, secure, and budgeted. Here are some useful tips to make your life easier!
Talk to your children about the change
Becoming a digital nomad family can be a big change for your children, especially if they have a harder time socializing and making new friends. Have a chat with them to explain how this change will affect them and respect their opinion. Try connecting with other digital nomad families and ask them for advice on how to make this transition easier.
Explore schooling options
Ensure the destination you choose has the right schooling options for your children. Countries have diverse educational systems, so make sure you’re choosing the schooling approach your kids would benefit the most from. Whether is homeschooling, bilingual schools, or online education, familiarize them with the new system and explain what they can expect.
Make sure your network is secure
As a digital nomad, your access to the internet will come from public hotspots and free wifi networks most of the time. Unfortunately, this is a breeding ground for hackers and data stealers. The first tool in your arsenal has to be a VPN.
We recommend getting one that gives you access to more than one device. This will ensure all family members have safe internet access. Be it online transactions, bookings, or work, safe access to the internet is the key to a secure digital nomad life. It is also a popular app among expats, as they use it to find cheaper flights and better deals.
Start relying on project management tools
Keeping a healthy work-life balance in today’s fast-paced business environment can be a true challenge. If you want to switch to a nomadic lifestyle, you may want to try a project management tool that would allow you to stay connected with your team and keep track of your tasks and projects. Relying on management tools can help you plan your work days more efficiently and leave you with more free time to explore the new destination and enjoy some quality family time.
Have extra credit cards
Make sure you keep only a limited amount of cash with you. As a digital nomad, an international credit card from your bank can be your best friend. To achieve an attainable digital nomad lifestyle, sorting your finances is of utmost importance.
To maximize productivity and increase savings, plan for food, stays, and your days off, way ahead of time. Use your credit card wherever it is accepted. This will help you earn bonus points and score some discounts too.
Living away in a home away from home is hard, but you can make things easier by planning right, using the right tools, and staying ahead of the curve.
Jane is a content strategist at TechWarn, a digital safety advocate for cybersecurity companies. She is passionate about promoting the importance of cybersecurity and digital privacy and is dedicated to empowering her readers to take control of their digital lives.
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