Let's begin with a mischievous, yet very relevant, quote on retirement by Gene Perret. It says, "Retirement: It's nice to get out of the rat race, but you have to learn to get along with less cheese." This thoughtful quote describes the aspects of retirement very clearly.
Many people who are about to retire are mainly concerned about the reduced income and look at it as a challenge to spend time without spending money. Apart from this, many people associate their self worth and status to their job and after retiring they lose the very sense of self-esteem and self-worth.
But, even the smallest of change in their perspective or attitude can change the life of retirees into their dream life, one they always wished for. So, if you are also a retiree or someone who is about to retire in few days then you have come to the right place. Let us help you make your 'second innings' much more interesting and blissful.
Dealing With Retirement
The biggest problem retirees face is utilizing their plentiful free time. It is something they always dreamed of and wished for while on the job. But now, with so much of free time on their hands, they do not know what to do or how to use it constructively. Well, by constructively, we do not mean 'productively', though we live in a 'capitalistic' society.
But constructively means doing something that makes you happy and feel good about yourself. It may or may not make any difference to others. Remember that you are not only retiring from the job but also from the stress, tensions, deadlines, targets, and an alarm clock. Isn't it nice to wake up and find out that you do not have to go to office?
In case of forced retirement, job loss, or an early retirement due to illness, the feeling of worthlessness is more and coping in such situations is extremely challenging. But otherwise, no doubt, retirement is fun, if you develop the right attitude to realize this fact.
Well, there isn't much to tell you about the financial matters when it comes to retirement. It is important to make financial arrangements in advance to enjoy a stress-free and wholesome life after you retire.
It is also important to make your will if you have a property to distribute. You can also consult a professional who can wisely manage your finances, so that you do not have to worry about income and do not have to depend on someone. Now let's take a look at few more tips that would allow you to enjoy your retirement thoroughly.
How to Cope With Retirement?
There are many things you can do after retirement that would help you not only 'spend' time, but to enjoy it, too. Given here are some tips and ideas that would help you spend your time 'constructively'.
With these simple tips and ideas, dealing with retirement is actually not only less stressful, you can also live your life to the fullest. As someone rightly said, life begins at retirement. So, be happy that you have got a chance to live another life that too with an official permission to do nothing!