Ready to try something new? Here’s three alternative lifestyles to consider

Bored of the daily grind and mundanity of the 9 to 5? Have you ever thought about taking a leap into the unknown and starting something new? If so, you’re not alone. Many of us consider embracing an alternative lifestyle at one time or another. If you’re keen to try a new way of life, here are some to consider.


Veganism has taken the world by storm in the last couple of years. In 2018, there was reportedly 3.5 million UK residents living a vegan lifestyle, and that number is continuing to grow. Vegans do not consume or use any animal products, including beauty products and clothing, and stick to a diet rich in fruit and vegetables, beans, lentils, nuts and seeds. Living a vegan lifestyle is said to have many benefits, such as improving personal health, encouraging humane treatment of animals, reducing climate change and having a lesser impact on the environment than mass dairy and meat production. Vegan food is also claimed to be quite affordable and the extra savings can really help you take control of your finances.

Full time travelling

If you love new experiences, then a life of travel may sound ideal. Jetting off to a new country or city to explore the sights, sounds and culinary delights — what’s not to like? Some may think a life of leisure is a dream not a reality, but there are ways to make it happen. The key is to make sure you plan your finances before you set off. Ensure that you have a realistic budget in place and that you can make money while you’re on the road. Many full-time travellers settle in certain places for a few months at a time to earn money at a temp job, then set off again. Or if you’re able to work remotely on your regular job, that could be an option too.

Wellness retreats

If you struggle with the stress that comes with a busy routine, then why not head to a picturesque retreat for a more laidback lifestyle? There are lots of wellness retreats across the globe that specialise in different areas, such as yoga, meditation, art, self-help and so on. There are opportunities to live and work at these types of retreats, so think about the type of role you’d like to try. You could be a teacher, events assistant, grounds maintenance or help with daily operations. These resorts are a great way to break away from your usual routine and try something new, meet people and embrace a new country. If you or someone you know is struggling with these, or other mental health issues, explore your options with BetterHelp.

Why not start your journey to a new way of life today?

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