Happy Retirement

By Wendy Fisher, Retirement-Online.com

I am determined to have a Happy Retirement... I've worked for years and I deserve it -- don't you?

So now how will you find retirement happiness? Depends on you!  

Happiness just IS, you can't exactly look for it. If you are fulfilled in life, helping others in some way, keeping busy - happiness just IS.

Think about when you were very happy with life -- what was life like? Were you busy? Content? 

FULL LIFE: IF you observe a really happy man,

You will find him building a boat,

writing a symphony,

educating his son,

growing double dahlias in his garden,

or looking for dinosaur eggs in the Gobi desert.

He will not be searching for happiness,

as if it were a button
that has rolled under the radiator.

He will not be striving for it as a goal in itself.

He will have become aware that he is happy

in the course of living life

twenty-four crowded hours of the day.

~ W. Beran Wolfe ~

Read these ten tips to retire happy, if you think about what you will retire to before you retire.

Recently I asked some happy retirees and experts for tips on maintaining a happy lifestyle for retired folks. The retirees will share their retired lifestyle with you and the experts will provide their two cents too!

We look forward to retirement, then what? Who Am I and What will I do for the rest of my life? This retirement exercise will help you figure this out...

Right now, with so many taking earlier retirements due to the economy, so many more are depressed... so, how do retirees remain happy, fulfilled, and active?

Jaki Scarcello, the author of "Fifty & Fabulous" has written her Top 10 Tips for Uncomplicating Your Life. Let Jackie show you how to enjoy your retirement.

This article really thought provoking, especially for women over 50.

I think it will put aging and retirement into perspective! Be happy with yourself!

Read some Happy Retirement stories written by retirees, and thoughts on happiness in retirement.

Pay it forward and help someone out there... add your own story or comment on a story. It only takes one persons words to awaken another retirees happiness!

Keith Weber spent 20 yrs as a certified financial planner, then disability hit... Keith turned his life in a whole new direction. If you retired due to a disability, it hits suddenly, and you didn't have time to plan - WOW! What next?

Read his words of retirement wisdom here.

Keith is also the author of “Rethinking Retirement: How to Create the Life You Want Without Waiting to Retire “.

Keith Weber spent 20 yrs as a certified financial planner, then disability hit... Keith turned his life in a whole new direction. If you retired due to a disability, it hits suddenly, and you didn't have time to plan - WOW! What next?

Read his words of retirement wisdom here.

Keith is also the author of “Rethinking Retirement: How to Create the Life You Want Without Waiting to Retire “.

Three tips to being Happily Retired by Dr. Elizabeth Lombardo, psychologist and physical therapist.

I love her three tips, so darn simple and logical -- and yet, not what you might do.

Try these simple ideas and Make yourself Happy!

Michelle Howe and her orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Christopher A. Foetisch, co-authored a book.

When I read the table of contents, I knew I had to read this book... I will review it soon! It sure sounds great, especially for Aging Baby Boomers (like me!)

I recently interviewed Joan Fitting Scott, the Author of “Skinning the Cat: A Baby Boomer's Guide to the New Retiree Lifestyles”. Read to become retired and happy here.

What is Reservatrol - have you ever heard of this? One more idea that just might help with lifting your mood! I tried it and use it now and then simply for my own well being! It's all about grapes!

Warning -- the next expert uses the "e" word -- yes, exercise!

Dr. Tom Potisk has been a chiropractor and a holistic family doctor for 25 years. His "Down-to-Earth" doctor website has a couple of free reports you might like to check out, including one on The 5 Most Dangerous Exercises to Avoid.

Dr. Tom advises: "Having practiced for 25 years as a busy holistic family doctor, I've observed how important it is for retirees to get regular exercise. They tend to become very inactive and this then contributes to and accelerates many degenerative health problems like arthritis, osteoporosis, heart disease, and senility.

Retirees must set a goal to get at least 1/2 hour of physical activity daily and settle for no less than 3 times per week. Boredom is the biggest deterrent so I advise having several activities from which to choose. But some exercises are dangerous!

In response to that, I created a free report called The 5 Most Dangerous Exercises to Avoid. Some of the exercises would surprise you."

Happy Retirement ideas from others retirees who have "been there" already!

Happy, Happy Retirement Days....

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