Retirement Attitude Makeover? Seriously?
In our society of personal makeovers, we've seen people lose 100 pounds, get a nose job, and finally go after their dreams. But for many retirees, a change of your retired attitude alone can bring transformative life experiences. Right?
Changing how you approach daily retirement living might help you achieve a better lifestyle. I sincerely hope it does.
Even if you don't think you're in need of a total attitude makeover, check out some of the ideas below to discover positive approaches you can take to get the most out of your life. You only have one life!
If you find yourself feeling the same way about a variety of situations in life, maybe just maybe you're hanging on to the same old attitude. If you have a less-than-positive approach that dominates your life, it may be time for a makeover.
Don't allow yourself to ride down the retirement road as the Grumpy Ole Man (or woman). It's not fair to your life, and not fair to those you come into contact with. Right? Life is way too short and far too precious for that attitude stuff.
Reflect on Your Feelings... Take time to think about how you feel most of the time. How would you describe your dominant attitude? Is it contentment, sluggishness, happiness, annoyance, satisfaction, resentment, peace, envy, joy, worry, inquisitiveness, or even anger?
Especially post-retirement, when we aren't busy working, retirees often become full of resentment, worry, and anger. If you've got these attitudes, please please continue on and do something about it.
Some attitudes are positive, optimistic and motivating. If you're lucky, you are blessed with a naturally positive dominant attitude. Woo Hoo! You are in command of your life. You're most likely already living the good retired life you deserve.
But if you have a not so good retired attitude, please make the decision now to change how you think and feel.
Consider the following regarding these more challenging attitudes, and the ways in which they can detract from the quality of your life:
Once you determine you need an retirement attitude makeover, you can get started right away.
As an retiree, you already have all the time you need to change your mindset with a little focus on what's important in life!
Your daily attitude in retirement matters greatly!
Try these strategies to experience the joys of a more positive retirement:
Remind yourself that you're stronger than your old, ineffective attitude.
Change your mindset and watch your new retired life unfold. Wishing you lots of good friends and fun!
Do you have a good or bad retirement attitude?
If you have a good attitude, how do you keep it there? Sharing your attitude -- happy, content, whatever - and how you get there, will help many others!
If you have a bad attitude, tell us why. Do you have an explanation for it? What will you do to overcome it?
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