• Thomas Marsh

Why the future is working and living remotely if you want an exciting life

We can choose where we want to work and explore, what outdoor activities we want to do instead of a commute, and choose other like-minded people they want to work with.

It is not just your freelancers, bloggers, developers, and marketers who can work anywhere. We can make a statutory applications to work remotely if there is no business case for you to be office based.

Plus 56% of us have a job where at least some of what they do could be done remotely

Therefore, most of us transport themselves and their friends out of the city to live remotely by a beach or in the mountains for a better quality of life.

Or find new friends by building meaningful relationships through exciting experiences and stories of our adventure.

Sounds much better than getting drunk with a tinder date or work colleagues for the sake of having something to do with social interaction?

Would have to leave those £100 per month city gyms or Barry’s Bootcamp to climb mountains or hit the ocean surf.

Our mistake

Many of us considered a gap year after school but thought we must focus on university and getting a job. But still between 200,000 – 250,000 young people take a gap year every year.

The same is true for when we retire, we think we can travel and do all the fun experience then - 121,000 older Brits are living in Spain, more than double the number 10 years ago.

But reality is we cant fit it in our retirement and hence why most people biggest regret before they die is - I wish I didn’t work so hard or I wish I had traveled more.

Is city life boring?

We have been defined by our employer’s office location which has defined our lifestyle and happiness.

Cities have fostered mundane routines of working to survive. Being fixed into a routine of commuting, sitting in an unproductive office with friends of the moment, and commuting back to an expensive spareroom for 5 days is not exactly the dream lifestyle. #livefortheweekend

Cities do provide plenty of communities and lots of expensive ways to socialise but the social experience can be generic as we struggle to find our community to belong in and build meaningful connections.

Therefore, mental health and loneliness are two major problems of city living with 46% of feeling lonely at some point.

Why remote working is the solution

Most of us Millennials and Gen Z are not focused on possessions or career status. Living a meaningful, exciting life is about creating, sharing, and capturing memories earned through experiences.

More than 3 in 4 millennials (78%) would choose to spend money on an experience or event over buying desirable good.

In our opinion, excitement is all about new experiences. The honeymoon period soon disappears for everything.

Thus, changing our working and living environments by exploring different locations will become fundamental to being fulfilled, creative and productive. Making us better and more motivated employees.

This maximises our biggest resource, time, allowing us to do what experiences excite us in new locations - exploring local cultures or locating to hike, surf, ski, climb, or mountain biking.

The stats

Deloitte analyzed responses from over 27,000 Millennials and Gen Zers and found that:

  • 67% of Millennials (63% for Gen Z) believe remote work enables a healthier work/life balance;

  • 64%(60%) would like to have the option to work from a remote location more frequently once Covid is over; and

  • 56% (56%) would choose to live outside of a major city if allowed to work remotely.

If 50% of employees work flexibly, this could lead to 200 million of the 400 million workforce of EU, Canada, and the US working remotely. Pieter Levels believes 20% of these would move based on the relocation trend when people retire – 40 million people.


Remote working allows us to:-

  1. Work productively for a purpose

  2. Become financially free in more affordable locations

  3. Live for new adventures and hobbies with like minded individuals

  4. Share our stories and learning with others

  5. Give back to our planet by spending and educating in rural areas

At Shuffle Life we believe remote working will solve the housing crisis, poverty and global warming by spreading housing, education, spending and jobs into more areas globally

Join the Shuffle Life community of remote workers

Make 2021 the year you finally escape the city for a life of adventure.

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