It’s hard to keep track of time when my entire life is scattered in different time zones. With work, travel, friends, family, and boyfriend spread all over the map, I had to make some life schedule adjustment in Budapest last month.
My mobile clock looked something like this (and still does):
Seriously, it became a strategic game when I scheduled calls with multiple people across countries. On some days, I had to work until 2 or 3 am to accommodate requests from California. I was a morning person and loved to start working at 9 am in Colombia. Ever since I arrived in Europe, though, I just allowed my jet lag to somehow stay on. In Budapest, I woke up at 10 or 11 am and took it slow. I’d stroll to brunch or go to a museum in the morning. It wasn’t the best pattern for my brain, who by the way prefers to function in the morning. Sigh, that little temper of hers.
How do digital nomads in Asia pull it off if they work for US-based companies? My friend proposed a 9 pm – 4 am work schedule and then sleep til noon. As much of a tempting destination as Asia is, that life schedule sounds awful! I’d appreciate some tips or insight on traveling in Asia while keeping my job and sanity intact 🙂