The Ways to Have a Mentally Strong Retirement

by Tom Damron
(Plano, Texas)

The Ways to Assure a Mentally Strong Retirement

The following factors will assist you in
having successful and strong retirement years:

  • Keep an accurate and active To-Do List

  • Forever control and monitor your emotions.

  • Force yourself to accept realistic optimism.

  • Solve your own problems first.

  • Attempt to practice self-compassion.

  • Take the time to set yourself and follow healthy boundaries.

  • Wake each day with the intent to manage your time wisely.

  • Use extra effort to fulfill your purpose.

  • Do only those things that will allow you to grow stronger.

  • Faithfully monitor your progress to know if you're succeeding.

  • Don't ever waste time feeling sorry for yourself.

  • Make certain that you never cede your power to anyone.

  • Don't resist inevitable change. Go with the flow.

  • Never waste your time on those things you can't control.

  • It can't be done so forget about trying to please everyone.

  • Brace yourself and have no fear when taking calculated risks.

  • Snap out of it. Never let yourself dwell on the past.

  • Don't let yourself make the same mistakes continuously.

  • It does you no good to resent anyone else's success.

  • Back up and try again if you fail on your first attempt.

  • You can't win if you fear the time you find yourself alone.

    Remember that the world doesn't owe you a thing.

    And don't expect immediate results to whatever you want.

  • Comments for The Ways to Have a Mentally Strong Retirement

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    by: LaVonne

    I have been retired for 3 years and I find it very hard to find new friends. I have tried asking people to come over or go out to lunch but they are always too busy. I wish someone retired would ask me and my husband to join them. Any suggestions?

    No Expectations, No Disappointments
    by: Deborah Hercsek

    My life motto; works every time, all the time!

    really strong
    by: Anonymous

    Experience taught us that there was great strength in helping others.

    Even now my husband jumps at a chance to be helpful and he will be 103 next week. I still jump at chances to help other seniors, even although it is usually in a very small way.

    For many years after retirement my husband spent a great deal of his time as a volunteer. but we did occasionally take a holiday with foreign travel, made easier and cheaper because of his mastery of languages. He wishes he could still help to teach English to the new refugees as he did with "boat people" but he is now too deaf.

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