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 not how old you grow it’s how well you grow old.


We all age different and we all view aging differently. You aging process is just as you pictured it. Let’s hope you painted a bright sunny day, with lots of love, happiness and good health in yours. That old saying – your are what you think – your thoughts as you get older can you to the highest mountain or the lowest caverns.

happiness is what you make it

If you are continually concerned about what is going to happen and you think it is not going to be good, be careful some of those thoughts might have your mind thinking they are wishes. And your mind just might deliver the wish. Wishes do come true, so make sure you wish for what you really want and push what you don’t want out of your mind.

Aging is better when you chose to Age Consciously Take our free course http://bit.ly/2r1Yf6R Click To TweetI am reminded of a saying that actually makes me laugh.

If wishes and wants were beers and chips we could all have a great party. (courtesy of unknown)

I laugh mainly because I don’t like beer or chips, so wonder does that mean I need to stop wishing?

Nah, we all need to dream and wishes come from those dreams. Never forget this uplifting quote “if you can dream it, you can achieve it”

There is still much to be achieved, no matter what your age. Let’s all just keep dreaming of a happy and healthy future for ourselves and we just might be able to achieve it.

Never, ever give up, give in or give out.

Recall the byline for this site – Aging – let’s do it different. We can and will if our thoughts are focused on the good life brings.

If you having trouble with that you might want to check out part one of my Conscious Aging Course.

 

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Don’t waste time on the obvious when it comes to aging

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The obvious is boring!  Now is our time to be outrageous!

dance whenever the music of life strikes you

Outrageously Happy

We’ve all heard the saying – dance like no one is watching – but have you ever done it?  Probably not.  Now is the time to dance, sing and yes laugh out loud as though no one can see or hear you.  And now is the time to do it with caring even if someone is watching.

Outrageously Adventurous

take every opportunity to do what is least expected of you

Another familiar phrase is – take time to smell the roses – well have you?  Now is the time to step into the garden doesn’t matter whose garden, but step in and step to take in the fragrance of life.  Were you the kid who was afraid to pick the apple hanging over the fence from the neighbor’s tree?  If so go find a tree and take the apple.  It is the privilege of age that will allow you to get away with it.

Outrageously relevant

Don’t look longingly at that rocking chair in the corner unless you are going to use it to rock to the music of your youth.  Being relevant means doing the unexpected. Be relevant in life, by doing what you want, when you want.  But most of all “want” to do something.  Don’t allow life to walk on by. The day will come soon enough when watching may be all you can do.  For now, fight every urge to just observe.