The digital nomad lifestyle is full of beautiful promises. To not be tied down and travel the world instead. To explore exciting lands and cultures. To meet new friends from wonderfully diverse horizons…

But this feeling of total freedom can be a double-edged sword, particularly when it comes to staying healthy on the road.

So let’s take a look at the top 5 wellness tips for the digital nomad life.

Prioritize self-care

It’s very easy to get caught up in deadlines and projects and leave too little time for self-care. If left unchecked, work expands and can take over your entire schedule. This is when planning your weeks comes in handy. For example, you could try to first schedule your self-care activities before scheduling any work. With this approach not only do you make a conscious choice to first take care of yourself, but you also structure your days and your week better and will notice that you actually have more time for yourself than you initially thought. It’s like a self(care)-fulfilling prophecy!

Build your own DIY self-care box

Don’t you feel that it’s easier to take yourself when you have everything at hand? Then why not build your own DIY self-care travel box! Take a couple of hours to hit up the local beauty and wellness stores and top it up as you travel with your own unique finds. The idea is to always have a perfect little DIY kit ready for when you need to take time for yourself, relax and recharge. For inspiration, take a look at our nifty wellness travel product recommendations.

Schedule enough digital breaks

If you’re a digital nomad we can safely assume that your laptop is your workhorse. But in between the time spent working behind your laptop and the time spent on your phone, you’re easily looking at up to 10 hours of screen time every day. Not only is it exhausting for your eyes it can also drain you of your energy. Therefore it is crucial that you take as much time as you can away from screens and the digital world. This can mean going for a walk and reconnecting with nature or meeting friends for IRL activities. At Saol you could take a yoga class and enjoy wonderfully relaxing breaks in our state-of-the-art Jai spa.

Eat well to stay healthy

When we step away from our regular patterns and dive headfirst into exciting new cultures, old habits can come racing back. Unhealthy meals, too much alcohol, not enough sleep… You name it. It’s important to be mindful of how we treat our bodies. Moderation is key. For example, you could try to replace unhealthy snacks with fruits or nuts, bring your water bottle with you as a reminder to stay hydrated, schedule in sober days or weeks to avoid the rolling hangovers or try to stick to a regular bedtime and a good 7 to 8 hours sleep to start the day feeling well-rested. These small adjustments will add up and help you feel healthy. Take a look at our post on holistic nutrition to learn more.

Stay fit and active

A new environment means plenty of opportunities to give local sports a go. If you’re close to waves, take a surfing lesson, or if you’re in spitting distance of mountains, go for a nice long hike. At Saol you can try many different exciting physical activities, including Octomoves, a hot new trend of freestyle rope flow. And don’t forget that trying new activities is also a great way to meet new friends! Check two boxes for the price of one.