Once a common lifestyle before food was readily available on every block, nomads are beginning to rise again. This lifestyle, which requires constant movement, is becoming the perfect solution for those who feel restless in a constant environment.
Many people who have embraced the digital nomad lifestyle find that the constant change of scenery, people and culture stimulates their brains and allows them to work at the top of their game. When research was conducted on this group of digital nomads, one distinct attribute emerged.
Neurodivergence is a common problem among nomads working in digital lifestyles. For those unfamiliar, the term refers to people whose brains work differently than what is considered “typical” by society.Neurodivergence includes people with ADHD and her ASD. includes people.
People diagnosed with ADHD are known to be forgetful, unfocused, and impulsive. Digital nomadism has become a form of self-medication for many with ADHD. They are exposed to new environments, new people, new adventures and there is always something going on in their lives.
Psychologist Sonia Yeager puts a lot of weight on this issue, stating that digital nomadic communities are largely made up of individuals with neurodiversity. It is seen as a positive way to alleviate the need for change and lead a spiritually fulfilling lifestyle.
In the recent years of the pandemic, digital nomadism has surged as more job opportunities have become remote. I work in the graphic design industry.