FOR A SATISFYING
AND LENGTHY RETIREMENT
When we say the word “retirement,” what image pops into your mind? Is it a tropical vacation somewhere? Is it a golf course with friends? Maybe relaxing with your grandkids? Whatever it is, I hope it’s a happy image. Because retirement should be just that – happy, healthy, and wealthy.
Many people consider moving in retirement. … Even if you think you’ll stay in your home after you retire, it’s still worthwhile to consider your new lifestile.
Try Something New
Master a foreign language, grasp computer skills, learn new hobbies or additionally, if you are looking for something more gentle, try the best online fitness classes.
Exercise, reading, and crossword puzzles may provide the stimulus to help stay fit mentally and physically, but working is also an excellent way to stay engaged.
Learn How To Keep Mentally Fit After Retirement
Good news is that there are things that retirees can do to keep their brains as sharp as when they were working, and they are easy to do.
- Physical activity, i.e. exercise, helps keep people’s brain working as well as the rest of their body.
- Find the proper ways to socialize like joining a club or to make lunch dates with friends, or volunteer for a cause. In fact, volunteering is the best way to be socially engaged.
- Exercise your brain so experts think that challenging your brain with mental exercise can help maintain individual brain cells and stimulate conversation between them.
- Sleep has a very important role in learning and memory. Research shows that key memory-enhancing occurs during the deepest sleep stages.
Having Trouble Finding Your Retirement Balance?
You’re Not Alone. And We Are Here to Help!
When you reach the time to retire it is important to look at your life as if from the outside and re-assess where you want it to take you from now onwards. Your life involves others not just you so whatever you wish to do it may also affect not only you but your partner, your friends and family and your community too. You might also realise that as you get older your health and well-being becomes even more important and that this is the time to look at your lifestyle in relation to your state of health and wellness and deciding what you must do now to increase your chances of a healthy old age.
Finding a Balance Can Be Hard, but Picking The Right Retirement Plan Can Set You Free
As always it is about balance. There has to be a balance between what you do only for yourself and what you do because of pressure from others.
If you can balance both of these demands on your time and energy so much the better for you. However if not be aware of your own internal reactions to doing those things you love to do against doing something because of an obligation. If the latter leaves you feeling drained or stressed then it is very important to confront this and make adjustments so that whatever you do generally gives you a feeling of excitement and anticipation.
Set yourself clear goals you wish to work towards. Visualise what your life will look like when you achieve these. Listen to the positive reactions of others when you succeed and notice how you feel when you know you are doing what you love to do.
“So often we are focused on our current financial situation, our current bank account balance, or our current retirement fund status. That’s understandable to a point. But these numbers reflect the past, they don’t tell us about our future.“
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