Retirement – A dream come true, or a scary movie!

Coming Soon – The Retirement

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Retirement, like getting married or raising a child, didn’t come with any instructions or a how to book.  We were just expected to know what to do.  Well if you’ve worked the largest majority of your life retirement was always a dream, and dreams are not reality.  It doesn’t matter if you retired with or without money the same types of issues arise.

What are you going to do with possibly 30 years of life in retirement?

No more turning or off the alarm

I can still recall listening to colleagues dreaming of retirement.  They would talk about how great it was going to be not having to get up early in the morning and fight the traffic to get to work.  How they would be able to play golf and not have to worry about getting a Tee time.  Others talked about traveling whenever they wanted and not having to juggle around peak travel times or school holidays.

Reality

Dream one — Not having to wake up early:

Next morning you wake up early, don’t want to miss a minute of life left, or was it simply because of your internal alarm clock, geared for work over the last few decades, went off?

Well, you’re awake, so let’s get up and at it.

Isn’t it great not to have rush out the door to catch a bus or get in the car and face the traffic or another day on the job?

no more catching a crowded train.

Okay, slow down, let’s think about this over coffee.

Okay, ready to sit and have a leisurely coffee, without having to watch clock?  Now, where’s my coffee partner?

Oh, that’s rights they are still working, long gone out the door.  You forgot that it is rare for both parties to retire on the same day or at the same time.

Now it’s time to find new coffee partners.  Most of us have coffee shops near by, why not go get a coffee and strike up a  conversation with someone at the next table.  Consider it like the first day at a new job.  You had to make new friends and meet new people, well retirement is no different.  So get up, get out and say hi to someone new.

To be cont’d……

Coming Soon – The Retirement Training – Long over due!

It’s your attitude that will get you every time, awareness may be next

You hear me often write about how your attitude can help or hurt you as you get older.  Awareness is one of the keys to making it work for you not against you.

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This short video – part of the larger course on Conscious Aging-  provides more information

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What helps best to slow aging – lotions, potions and notions?

Everyone is looking for some sort of miracle when it comes to slowing the aging process

 

lotions for staying young

So what’s your choice?  The old adage is – pick your poison, they all have their downsides.

Which to some degree is true.  If you are relying on lotions you will be disappointed in the long run.  No matter how expensive the effects are short lived.

If your choice is potions, which is a liquid with healing, magical, or poisonous properties, once again you would find the results lacking or even downright dangerous.

Who knows what’s in this bottle?

Notions are another thing, they don’t have to put them on or into the body.  They do however have to be held in your mind as a concept or belief about something.

Notions only last as long as you hold on to them, which may be longer than the lotion is held on the skin or the potions are in the body.

 

think about what’s really important

When it comes to any of them being poison the facts are the same.  Some lotions are toxic and can do more damage to the body than good.  Some potions can, in fact,  be poisonous and possibly kill you as they work their way through your body.

So it would appear then that notions are the best remedy for slowing the aging process.  That, of course, assumes that your notions towards the process are good ones.  If they are not and you spend more time worrying about it than living it, notions too could be hazardous to your life as a whole.

So I ask aging which is your choice or poison?

Myself I choose notions.  Why?  Because they are the only thing I can actually control.  I have no idea what some else may have put in that jar of lotion and know even less about what is in that potion bottle. And when it comes to having a less that healthy notion I can feel the result immediately and change it.  That, of course, requires you to be in touch with your own emotions.