L’importance de la routine pour les digital nomads

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Written by Sonia Nieto

Hello, moi, c’est Sonia. Rédactrice web, voyageuse, ostéopathe, aventurière, maman , entrepreneuse… Eh oui ! On peut être tout cela à la fois. Après plusieures années dans le domaine de la santé au féminin, j’ai retrouvé ma passion pour l’écriture. Nomade depuis 5 ans, je parcours la planète avec ma petite tribu à bord de notre camping-car. J’adore partager ma passion du voyage et de la découverte d’autres modes de vie.

septembre 15, 2023

L’importance de la routine est primordiale pour rester productive en tant que digital nomad. Arriver dans un nouveau pays bouscule nos habitudes. Nouvelles odeurs, saveurs, langue, climat…  Et c’est bien ce qu’on recherche quand on voyage ! 

Cependant, établir une routine douce, mais rigoureuse, t’aidera à garder le cap. Tu pourras ainsi mieux profiter de ton séjour autant à niveau personnel que professionnel.  Nous te donnons ici toutes les infos pour t’aider à trouver les bonnes routines et t’épanouir pleinement !

Quels sont les bienfaits de la routine sur le mental ?

Quand on voyage dans un nouveau pays, l’importance de la routine prend tout son sens. En effet, tous nos sens sont bousculés. Notre cerveau essaye de capter le maximum d’information possible sur ce nouvel environnement.

On a souvent envie de tout voir et tout faire pour profiter au maximum. Il arrive que les premiers jours, on vive un peu sans horaires et sans organisation.

S’il est vrai que casser la routine et ne rien planifier peut faire du bien un certain temps, comme pendant les vacances, pour le long terme, c’est le contraire qui se passe. Sans mettre en place des habitudes quotidiennes, l’instabilité peut devenir pesante pour le moral.

Les habitudes et le cerveau

Sans routine, le cerveau se retrouve confronté à une multitude de décisions à prendre en permanence : Vais-je visiter le centre historique ce matin ou plutôt après le repas ? Je regarde mes réseaux sociaux avant d’écrire mon article ou quand j’aurai fini ?

C’est ainsi qu’entre en jeu l’importance de la routine. En te déchargeant des centaines de microdécisions que nous prenons tous les jours, tu gagneras en zénitude et en sérénité. Ton esprit sera donc plus libre pour se laisser aller à la créativité et à l’imagination.

En établissant une routine d’horaires quotidienne, ton cerveau saura à l’avance ce qui est prévu dans l’étape suivante de la journée. Ainsi, il sera plus détendu, et donc plus productif, car il n’aura pas besoin d’être en mode « adaptation » de façon constante.

Permettre au cerveau de se reposer est essentiel pour une meilleure clarté et santé mentale.

L’importance de la routine pour le bien-être

Le concept de routine correspond aux automatismes et à la structuration du temps. Cela est propre à chacun. 

Le voyage, tout comme l’entrepreneuriat d’ailleurs, est une découverte de soi. Prends le temps de bien te connaître, pour trouver la routine qui sera le mieux adaptée à tes besoins. 

Tu te sens pleine d’énergie et prête à dévorer le monde dès 5 heures du matin ?  Tu peux dédier ta matinée à travailler et l’après-midi aux loisirs. Veille à ne pas te coucher trop tard pour avoir les heures de repos nécessaires.

Le matin tu as du mal à émerger, mais le soir ton esprit bouillonne d’idées créatives et tu es super concentrée ? C’est parfait aussi. Profite des matinées pour les visites et la découverte et organise tes horaires de travail plutôt l’après-midi.

C’est un trouvant ton rythme naturel, que tu pourras te sentir bien avec une routine adaptée, quel que soit le pays où tu te trouves.

Tu peux également mettre en place une routine journalière dans ta pratique du yoga et de la méditation. Cela t’aidera à te recentrer sur ton ressenti, à réguler tes fonctions corporelles et à trouver plus vite un sommeil de qualité. Mais aussi à diminuer le stress et à te remettre du décalage horaire.

Prévoit du temps pour manger sainement. L’avantage de disposer de son temps, c’est de pouvoir s’organiser. Fini le sandwich avalé vite fait à la pause repas du bureau ! L’importance de la routine dans les horaires des repas est fondamentale pour le bon équilibre de tes fonctions digestives. Une alimentation équilibrée joue un rôle important dans l’humeur et la gestion du stress. 

Pratique la bienveillance envers toi-même. Focalise ton attention sur toutes les choses positives que tu as accomplies dans ta journée.

Habitudes de travail et productivité

Il n’y a pas de formule toute faite pour savoir la routine de travail qui sera la plus adaptée pour toi.  L’essentiel reste que tu te sentes bien et en équilibre avec les horaires que tu choisis, et que tu t’y tiennes.

L’importance de la routine dans ton travail est primordiale quand tu es digital nomad. Ton esprit doit être libre et tranquille pour pouvoir te concentrer et que ton cerveau ne soit pas parasité par plein de pensées. Ainsi, tu pourras donner le meilleur de toi-même !

Pense à faire des pauses régulièrement (5 minutes toutes les heures) pour faire quelques pas, t’étirer et bouger un petit peu. Loin d’être une perte de temps, faire des pauses augmente ta productivité.

Petite astuce : Je te conseille de préparer tous les jours ta journée de travail du lendemain. S’il est vrai qu’après plusieurs heures de boulot, on a envie de déconnecter, cela te fera gagner un temps précieux le lendemain. Une to do list préparant tes tâches importantes t’aidera à rester focus dès que tu allumes ton ordi !

Voici un exemple de routine de travail quotidienne, à toi de trouver la tienne !

  • Réveille-toi tous les jours à la même heure
  • Fais une séance de yoga et de méditation
  • Prends un petit déjeuner sain
  • Allume ton ordi et vérifie tes mails.
  • Réponds juste aux messages plus importants et laisse les autres de côté
  • Commence ta to do list préparée la veille
  • Temps de concentration et de travail de ton cœur de métier
  • Lunch équilibré 
  • Temps de tâches administratives : compta, devis, mails de prospection, réponse mails…
  • Prépare ta to do list du lendemain
  • Déconnecte. Éteint ton ordi et laisse place à ta vie perso !

Je te conseille de pratiquer un petit rituel de fin de journée de travail, pour bien marquer la séparation avec ta vie privée.

Trouver l’équilibre entre routine professionnelle et personnelle 

Dans une vie nomade, l’importance de la routine est essentielle pour créer un équilibre entre loisirs, vie professionnelle et vie sociale. Ceci favorise le fait de vivre pleinement chaque instant.  Autrement, il est facile de garder en permanence la tête dans le boulot sans déconnecter réellement. Ou au contraire, de se laisser tenter par des séances de surf ou de farniente sur la plage en oubliant que tu n’es pas en vacances !

C’est important d’arriver à trouver un équilibre entre une vie professionnelle et une vie de découvertes et d’aventures. S’il peut être tentant de procrastiner tes obligations professionnelles pour partir à la découverte de la jolie ville où tu viens d’arriver (et on te comprend !), n’oublie pas que la seule façon de pouvoir prolonger ta vie de digital nomad autant que tu le souhaites est de générer des revenus de façon régulière.

Quel intérêt d’admirer un beau site historique si tu es en train de penser aux mails que tu aurais dû envoyer ce matin ? Comment profiter d’un coucher de soleil si ton esprit vagabonde vers les devis à faire ? 

Planifier et organiser tes journées t’aidera à atteindre tes objectifs professionnels tout en profitant du pays où te trouves. N’oublie pas qu’il y a un temps pour tout !

« Tout est possible à qui rêve, ose, travaille et n’abandonne jamais »  

Xavier Dolan

Temps pour le travail

En définissant clairement tes horaires de travail (et en les respectant), tu seras moins tentée de te distraire. Quelques conseils pour rester concentrée :

  • Essaye d’être réaliste sur les tâches que tu peux accomplir en une journée
  • Met ton portable en mode silencieux ou éloigne-le de toi, de façon à limiter les distractions numériques. Désactive les notifications inutiles
  • Commence par les tâches plus longues et fastidieuses pendant que ton cerveau est frais et disponible
  • Utilise des applications de gestion de projets et de planification du temps pour ne pas t’éparpiller

De l’espace pour ta vie perso

L’importance de la routine dans ta vie perso est aussi à prendre en compte dans ta vie de digital nomad. En définissant ton temps de vie privée, tu pourras profiter de ces moments l’esprit tranquille.

C’est le moment de partir à la découverte du pays ! Visites culturelles, profiter de la nature environnante, te baigner dans des plages paradisiaques, flâner dans de jolies ruelles… Avoir accès à des décors de rêve est sans doute l’un des avantages du nomadisme digital !

Tu peux aussi faire des recherches pour trouver un centre de pratique de yoga où tu pourras assister le temps de ton séjour.

Ces moments sont indispensables pour recharger les batteries et ne pas arriver à l’épuisement ou au burn-out.

Déconnecte complètement ! Bye bye clients, mails, collègues du web, réseaux… Mets à profit ton temps perso pour toi, pour te faire plaisir, te ressourcer et faire des choses qui te font sentir bien. 

Laisser place à l’imprévu

Parce que dans la vie, on ne peut pas tout planifier (et c’est très bien comme ça !), laisse dans ta semaine du temps libre pour vivre ce que la vie mettra sur ton chemin.

Peut-être quelqu’un te proposera de faire une rando dans les montagnes environnantes qui se prolongera par une soirée au coin du feu avec des guitares ? Ou que tu seras invitée à un repas avec des locaux ?

N’hésite pas à t’accorder du temps pour ne rien faire sans te sentir coupable. Le voyage, aussi merveilleux soit-il, demande de l’énergie. Si tu as envie de chiller devant une série en pyjama, accorde-toi le droit de le faire !                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Comment allier routine et vie sociale ?

Quand on voyage en solo et qu’on travaille en même temps, on peut vite être amené à passer des longs moments seule. Contrairement à une vie classique dans notre ville, où il suffit d’envoyer quelques messages pour voir des amis, avoir une vie sociale épanouissante peut s’avérer plus compliqué quand on est en voyage.

Pour briser cette solitude de nombreuses options existent. Voyons quelques-unes :

  • Prends l’habitude de te rendre dans un espace de coworking. Une bonne façon de rencontrer d’autres digital nomads et d’élargir ton réseau professionnel
  • Trouver un coffee shop sympa pour travailler. Avoir une routine n’empêche pas de changer d’endroit. Un cadre cosy et agréable te motivera pour te mettre au travail.
  • Participer à des événements et des meet-ups locaux, pour échanger des idées et partager des expériences
  • Visiter un centre de pratique de yoga. Idéal pour continuer ta pratique et partager des moments avec des personnes qui ont les mêmes affinités que toi

N’oublie pas que tu n’es pas seule ! De plus en plus de femmes voyagent en solo. Tu peux prévoir un temps de repérage quand tu arrives dans une nouvelle destination pour trouver des coins où tu pourras te sentir bien.

En créant ainsi des petites habitudes durant ton séjour, tu pourras plus facilement rencontrer du monde et connaître des personnes inspirantes qui partagent tes valeurs.

En conclusion, l’importance de la routine pour les digital nomads est essentielle. Cela t’apportera un bien-être personnel et professionnel. Prends le temps de t’écouter pour trouver la routine qui sera unique pour toi. Intègre dans ton quotidien les habitudes qui te font du bien pour gagner en sérénité et en productivité.

Et toi, es-tu plutôt team routine ou team improvisation ? Tu as d’autres idées de routines qui fonctionnent pour toi ? Viens nous en faire part dans les commentaires ci-dessous !

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