Digital Nomad as a Lifestyle: CozyCal

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Mar 6 · 6 min read

Hitting the road

As we began to get into the rhythm of bootstrapping a business, the dream of combining work and traveling resurfaced. We were surprised to learn how digital nomadism is a rising trend across the world. Seeing others sharing their journeys of travel while working made us realize that there would be no better time than now for us to try out this completely new lifestyle.

Balancing work and traveling

During the three months of travel, most of our days were divided evenly between exploring and working. When we first arrived in a new location, we usually spent the first several days sightseeing and scouting for coffee shops with stable wi-fi.

My favorite toolkit

As a small two-person team, we try to run things in a lean and efficient manner. While Chris is the developer, I focus on the non-technical side of operation including marketing, customer support and sales. Here is a list of some of my favorite tools:

  • Focus Keeper: Focus Keeper is a productivity app that uses the Pomodoro method. Pomodoro Method is a time management technique that divides work into 25-minutes intervals, separated by 5-minutes breaks in-between. As someone who can be easily distracted, the Pomodoro technique helps to keep my attention-span in check.
  • Notion: Notion is a note-taking application with markdown support that also integrates tasks, wikis, and databases. We use Notion both for managing CozyCal operation as well as personal affairs. Besides equipped with powerful features, Notion’s design is beautiful.

What’s next?

We hope to make Europe and South America our next destinations. And Norway is on our list!

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