Another Life after Retirement Reflection

Is your new life vibrant and exciting or has it become more wilted and frail than you had imagined?

The key to vibrancy is a balanced life.

Here are five avenues you can re-explore if you find your new retirement in the down-swing:


Give thanks for the world around you. Be thankful for the people you are now intersecting. Journal. Go for walks. Self- reflect. Listen to your heart.


Yes, I know. The people with whom you were once in relationship – many daily – are not there. But there are new people around you. Just as you had a working routine… establish a retirement routine. Explore some of your former passions that when working were left by the side-of-the-road.


Money looks very different (probably). Reallocate a monies for a new budget. What goals do you now want to establish for the next 50 years?

Physical Health

Eat well. Eat more often. Smaller meals are better for you. Drink. Drink more water that you did while working. You’re getting older. The additional water with assist your body with its daily needs. Think about a new vitamin. Eat more fruit and vegetables. Try new recipes.


Do something rewarding every day – a novel, a musical composition, a nature walk? Plan a event for yourself each week. Put it on your schedule. Yes, retirement should still include a schedule.

I hope you will find these helpful. Yes, I made the suggestions shot and clipped… not full, flourishing and preachy.

If one of the suggestions produced an inner-twang in your heart… DO IT! You may have found a missing part!

Written for DAILY ADDICTIONS: FRAIL.  I have been having problems finding something of meaning to create an answer for the prompts this year. So I decided to strengthen and tighten my focus. My chosen topics are as follows:  (Monday) Life in Retirement; (Tuesday) Hobbies: Archaeology and Astronomy; (Wednesday) Fitness; (Thursday) Chores; (Friday) Writing; (Saturday) Hobbies: Music and Photography; and (Sunday) Hobbies: Gardening and Birdwatching.


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