Wendy, Retirement Coach
You are seeking my best retirement advice, right?
Are you ready? I'd bet you aren't even thinking in this direction...
Yep, most people talk finances... and yes, your income and savings are important. BUT, to me, how you spend your retirement days is equally important.
You retire... and BAM! You suddenly don't know WHO you are or WHAT you will do all day, every day!
You dreamed of the freedom of retirement, so what happened? Yikes!
Purpose Driven Life
At one point, I thought retirement was all about finding Retirement Happiness. As I've thought about it, you can be happy and content with life, happy with family and friends surrounding you, or happy alone. Happiness isn't really enough. Being happy in these terms means life without obligations.
Being happy is great, but We Need Purpose to be fulfilled in life. Yes, even in retirement. Humans weren't created to simply exist day to day.
Retirement Purpose (my own definition) means: Helping others live life.
Hey, as retirees, we've got the time, right? Why not put it into use?
Personally, as strange as this sounds, I deliberately look for seniors, in the grocery store parking lot, in the winter. They are freezing. Many can't locate their car. Then they need to load the groceries. That is where I step in -- I help them find their car, get them inside, load groceries in the back. They are grateful too.
Freedom is fun, for a few weeks, but then -- you are slammed with the lack of identity and purpose. It happens to far too many retirees...
Please use this too-easy retirement advice to find your own purpose in retired life! It doesn't have to be difficult, seriously... just find a way to own your new lifestyle and help others while you live it! Do it while you CAN -- and karma will repay you when you are elderly.
Do you have Retirement Goals? I challenged retirees and here are a few responses! I hope they push you into action!
Have YOU written your Bucket List? Your ideas don't have to be BIG - but they should inspire you to take action!
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