Looking to Quit Your Job & Live Off Grid? Here Are 21 Tips To Living The Dream
Categories: Tips & Tricks
Have you wanted to live without the stresses of your current day to day life? Do you have a dream to be your own boss? Are you chained down by public utilities and so called modern conveniences of being attached to the grid? Do you want to quit your 9-5 job? To spend more time with your family? What has stopped you?
Fear of the unknown can be so real at times that even the mundane 2 hour commute to work can seem comforting. It takes courage to step into this new way of living but once your make the choice, the benefits will greatly outweigh any fear! You won't regret.
So here are some tips to help you in your new voyage! Good luck:
1. You can be your own boss
Being your own boss is not about being the head of a large business. The official commitments can still tie you down, leaving you little time to spare for the people and activities you love. You are your own boss when you can live life on your terms, spend plenty of time with family and friends, and take off for extended vacations when you feel the urge. It is a dream for many, and remains so all their working life.
You can change all that when you chalk out a truly independent life. It is not all that difficult today, as many who have shifted to off-grid lifestyle have proven. Meet up with these brave people if you need reassurance. Talk to them about how they make a living and how much freedom there is in living with fewer bills and other constraints.
2. You can have a debt-free life
Many of you may have started out in life with educational loans, only to be saddled with more debts as you started to earn. To have a place to live, you either had to rent it out or buy a house by taking out a hefty loan. Before you can pay off the mortgages, you may feel the need to upgrade to a larger house to accommodate your growing family. Then you spend the rest of your life in debt. We find it hard to believe that there could be such a thing as a debt-free life.
Imagine building a small house on your own in a piece of land you own. You can add to it whenever you feel the need, but without incurring any debts. You will be free of the stress of making enough money to pay off debts. Any money you make can go towards funding travel or other activities that you enjoy. You can even save up a bit for exigencies.
You can turn this dream into reality. Downsizing is a definite step you can take towards freeing yourself from debt.