Who wants to be happily retired? We all do! Please enjoy this insightful article written by Dr. Elizabeth R. Lombardo, a psychologist and physical therapist.
The best way to maintain a happy lifestyle for newly retired folks is to A.G.E.:
A = ASSISTING OTHERS:
Research overwhelming shows that when we help others out, we feel happier. So find a group about which you are passionate (children, animals, nature) and look for ways to help them out. This is a great way to apply your passions, strengths and values, all of which are part of The Happiness Prescription.
G = GRATEFULNESS:
So often people are focusing on the negative (what's wrong) as opposed to what is actually going right.
Sure, you may have lost a lot of money with the economy, but I bet there is still much good. If you can take a breath on your own, have people who love you, had a kitchen we you readily have food and water, why not appreciate those?
Ask yourself, what would I miss most about today if I lost it all tomorrow? Then start being grateful for and appreciating it. And every night write down 3 things about which you are grateful.
E = EXERCISE:
Research shows that exercise is as effective as anti-depressant medications for people with depression. Exercise also reduces stress, boosts confidence, improves sleep and enhances libido.
Sounds like a wonder drug to me. Look for ways to exercise that are fun and safe for you.
As a psychologist, physical therapist and author of the bestselling book "A Happy You: Your Ultimate Prescription for Happiness," Dr. Lombardo helps people have less stress and more happiness, regardless of what is going on in life.
Check out her book on Amazon:A Happy You: Your Ultimate Prescription for Happiness
See why Shaquille O'Neal says "Dr. Lombardo is my head coach for happiness!"
Some of us simply love to be happily retired!
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