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!

What does tomorrow hold for you?



None of us knows what tomorrow holds, but if tomorrow had you waking up to not only to the day but a day filled with worry and concern how would you deal with it?

Life doesn’t care what your reality is you are the only one that really cares. Too many of us carry our worries on the inside, which is what makes it worse when it comes to managing our lives.

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Stress will always be there what you need to do is confront it with action. You can get up and get going or allow yourself go down that long lonely walk to despair and decline.

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If you are reading this then you are aware that readers hear subscribe to our mantra – if it’s to be it’s up to me.  That being the case, when life gets you down, distract yourself, work it off doing something that requires your full attention.

 

 

Another option for dealing with those concerns that many find helpful. Use a stress journal whether on the computer or written by hand it is helpful just to acknowledge those concerns by getting them out of your head. It is surprising how just writing it down and bring it to light can lighten your own load. If you not into journaling you may want to try just writing down what bothering you on a piece of paper and beside it writing down all the options hour can think of to resolve whatever is bothering you.

The point I’m driving at here is that doing nothing to confront your concern or worry which is a form of stress is like sitting in the middle of the road watching a car coming down the hoping the driver will see you but not moving to help yourself. Stress does just that to too many people, it causing them to freeze in place rather than doing something. However something big or little is better than doing nothing at all.

 

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