RETIREMENT: DON’T START FROM SCRATCH

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RETIREMENT:

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. 

3 thoughts on “RETIREMENT: DON’T START FROM SCRATCH

  1. Suddenly finding myself disabled was very much the same. I read a novel a long time ago that kind of addressed this (suddenly finding oneself with too much time on their hands) and one of the characters mentioned that it was very important to one’s psyche to actually get out of bed and get dressed. If you do nothing else, do that. And that’s helped me tremendously. Thanks for sharing.

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