What does retirement mean for YOU?
Does it mean retiring from a career? Or, does it mean retiring from life?
Are you using your retirement years for excitement like new passions, hobbies, and skills? Or are you existing?
Make it a GOOD life!
If you want to live a long, healthy life without regrets, you must use all your years to your benefit – to be your best at any age!
Here are 21 statements to help you consider if you’re really living life FULLY. How many are true for you?
_____ I enjoy meaningful conversations daily.
_____ I make new acquaintances every week.
_____ I am coping well with everyday stress.
_____ I live an active life.
_____ I involve myself in a variety of different projects.
_____ I invest in time for self-reflection.
_____ I can focus on one task at a time.
_____ I have defined goals for the future.
_____ I think about my future with optimism and excitement.
_____ I learn at least one new skill each year.
_____ I continue to improve my health and diet.
_____ I value my social life.
_____ I pursue new experiences often.
_____ I am open to new perspectives and willing to challenge my beliefs.
_____ I spend time every day with a spiritual practice.
_____ I seek out enjoyable activities daily.
_____ I challenge my mind with books – fiction and non-fiction.
_____ I collaborate with like-minded people.
_____ I continue to nurture and deepen existing relationships.
_____ I intentionally choose empowering thoughts and habits.
_____ I smile numerous times throughout the day.
Clearly MORE is BETTER! How did you score?
Regardless of what is going on in the world today, YOU can live happily ever after.
There are more ways to communicate now than ever before. If you’re willing to learn and use new technologies, the world is open to you!
You can take a college course for FREE. You can email with a pen pal in another part of the world. You can view any place in the world with virtual online tours!
And the natural beauty of the world is never dull!
Watch every sunrise and sunset you can and take nature walks to notice the spring growth of flowers or trees. Don’t forget to plant some seeds and watch your own garden grow!
Be sure you are living life intentionally because it’s just too wonderful to miss!
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14 thoughts on “What Does Retirement Mean For You?”
I’ve published a poetry book and then recently republished it with 100 additional poems and an extra resource list. I also published a children’s Christmas picture book. I’ve made and sent out close to a thousand masks. My 150 tote bags to pass out at food pantries and sets of scrubby-edged washcloths. Read, and watch webinars. I stay busy.
You go, girl! Do what you LOVE!
This is a wonderful assessment for creating a fulfilling life even before retirement. My semi-retired life has been so valuable because I often train retirees to have a new career as an emotional freedom techniques practitioner and coach. The profession requires annual continuing education that keeps us learning and growing forever. I love that I can do this until my last breath and in the meantime, have so much flexibility for how I spend each day.
Thank you for your comment! You’re exemplifying a fulfilling life!
I love Jim’s example of optimism!!!!
I have a job I love and will be sad to leave it when the time comes to retire. However, I cannot wait to retire to spend even more time living as I choose each day (more time with hubby and family). I am in a win/win situation, always aware of how blessed I am…
Happy Spring, Everyone!!
Thank you for your comment! Every day is a blessing! Enjoy!
Retirement means fun. Enjoying family especially grandchildren more than ever before. Less stress than I had while employed. And more travel & visiting new places….post Covid of course
Travel where it’s legal! Enjoy that beautiful family!
Just wondering how to handle retirement when your income will be just enough to pay for food and housing
Hi Karen, Thank you for commenting! Would you LIKE to increase your income? If yes, you’ll have to spend time imagining what you really WANT to do so you feel enthusiastic about it! That’s where you can start!
I am 74 and never retired. I started a family late @41 and ended up with 4 girls and now 2 grandaughters. I see all of my family most of the time and I have a challenging career. Started in store management and now applying my skills to my current job in transportation. Years ago I was following in my dad’s footsteps, he died at 43. I realized I had to change my ways. All of a sudden I had children and there was much more to life. My job was not my first choice, but it allows me to keep living my life the best I can. My children and grand children are counting on me and I accept the challenge. Finally bought a house 2 years ago with a 30 Year mortgage. How is that for optimism!
Thank you for commenting! That IS optimism and looking forward to making a good future happen intentionally!
I have had a full retirement when I lived in Strongsville I was in dance groups at our senior center I did volunteering at the center we had fashion shows it was so fulfilling I have spent a lot of time with my kids and grandkids to me the secret of staying young is keep active so keep moving everyone. Enjoy life.
Thank you for commenting! I love your advice! Keep active and ENJOY life!
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