We spend a lot of time day dreaming about retirement, but once you finally get there, things might not be as you expected. The transition from full time work to retirement comes as a shock to some people which is why it’s increasingly important to have a lifestyle plan for retirement. Having these plans beforehand can make retirement something that you are truly thankful for this season.
There are leisure activities, and there are productive leisure activities. Once you retire, it’s important to not spend too much time in front of the TV, but instead focus on productive leisure activities like reading, travelling, volunteering or exercising. These can be more rewarding and give you even more to be thankful for. In retirement, you have much more free time in your day. Therefore, it’s increasingly important to set goals for yourself. This can help you prioritize and focus on the things that are most important to you. An example of something that might be a part of your retirement journey is returning to work. Some people take up a part time job or decide to open their own business. This could help you remain professionally active in a lower stress environment.
Some people might also enjoy going back to school after retiring. This leads to intellectual stimulation and new social connections. You could also try and learn something creative. Cultivating your creativity can have a powerful impact on mental, emotional and social wellness and can be a fun way to spend time in retirement.
To make the most out of your retirement, it’s important to spend time with your loved ones, especially this holiday season, which can sometimes feel lonely as we age. One of the most meaningful ways to accomplish this is by spending time with the younger generation. Consider including them in your holiday baking or teaching them your secret stuffing recipe. Maybe even just sit together and watch the parade or football game. This gives you a way to share your legacy and life lessons and form memories that will last a lifetime.
We’ll work with you to create a comprehensive retirement plan looking all aspects of your retirement. Regardless of what you want to do in your retirement, a plan that incorporates your personal goals and financial situation can increase your chances of getting there. Click here to schedule your complimentary, no obligation review today.