DON’T START FROM SCRATCH
Retirement is a new life … at least, I think it should be.
Time to do the things you never had the time to do before.
According to VeryWellMind.com, there are eight focus concerns for a newbie retiree. (To see the entire article, click appropriately. )
I thought I would share two.
A NEW DAY PLANNER
You will need to find a new way to structure your day.
- Life, your 40+ hour-a-week career, had a set pattern. Alarm, breakfast, the drive, meeting’s, etc.
- In retirement, there is so much freedom.
- Once, you knew what a successful day meant. Now …?
THE REASON FOR THE DAY
Goal-setting is completely different. You were probably a purpose-driven being. Retirement could cast you into an abyss of indeterminate pointlessness.
- An avid reader will probably last, at the most, two months before there has to be another purpose to get-out-of-bed.
- Besides, to read, you don’t even have to get-out-of-bed.
- There needs to be more.
A POSSIBLE SOLUTION
Possibly practicing for the retired life, a week-or-two in advance, might make assimilation easier.
- Pre-plan retirement (stay-at-home) meals.
- Find a cooking class (or blog) that can be a great go-to experience.
- What is happening in your neighborhood during the days?
- During a pre-retirement vacation, visit a group (or two or three … maybe even four!).
- What is a hobby that has had to drop-by-the-wayside because there just was not time in the day?
- Find an expert teacher. Enjoy learning a skill that you wish you had not let drop.
Written for DAILY ADDICTIONS: SCRATCH.