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Life After Retirement

posted by Nina on 10/Feb/2019

Some people are lucky enough to get a chance to lead a retired life. Retirement is a phase when you have plenty of time to do what you earlier wished to. Life after retirement is a golden opportunity for some who have planned it well. Your pre retire mental income and your earlier savings determine your retirement life style.
It is very important to plan the retirement funds at the early age so that later you can lead a comfortable life. People immediately after retirement become restless and thus they start finding alternative means of earning, forgetting that what a precious time they have.

Life is uncertain, the scope for leading life on own terms is very less. Due to uncertainty of life one should focus on enjoying life to the fullest, one should live each day as it is the last day of his life. We should try to do things which makes us happy.
Retirement should be considered as an opportunity not as a burden. After working for so many days, years you finally get time for yourself. Don't let this time just pass away. Don't make the mistake which other retirees make by keeping themselves idle for all day long and then getting the feel of being unproductive, bored and depressed. Try to recognize the opportunities you have. It is a misconception that retired people cannot enjoy retired life without plenty of funds, it is your will your perspective which let you enjoy life.

Retirement offers a lot, first of all it relieves you from job stress, it gives time for hobbies, travel, family, volunteer work, socializing, or just relaxing. There is so much to do. Try to make a routine and follow it so that nothing remains unleft. Remember anything you do with your heart will make you happy and now it's the time to follow your heart. Your routine should include physical and mental exercises, routine domestic chores, meetings, socialising, entertainment ,learning new skills, some kind of social service, actions for self improvement and so on.

You can do many things at your home like cooking for your spouse, cleaning your house, gardening, watching films, reading newspaper, listening to music of your choice, going for walk or reading book of your choice, net surfing, exercising and taking better care of yourself and can spend your time happily. This is the time when you can give maximum time to your family. You can plan things for your spouse like you can take her out for movie, dinner, shopping, temple. Share light responsibilities with her like ironing, drying clothes, depositing bills etc. You can plan get-togethers. Retirement is not an end it is the beginning. As child is happy to have his vacations so should you. Master the art of enjoying life. Emphasis on fitness as this is the age when body becomes prone to disease, but you can conquer your body ailments with your will power and calm mind. Life after retirement is the time when you can rule, learn and enjoy.

Go out more often for movies, walk, gym, yoga classes, relatives house, friends, vacations....
Prepare your own food, shop the ingredients, try new recipes feed your family and make them happy. Join social media groups. Pamper yourself.

Essentially we need to understand that we are important .We have given enough to society and family. Now its the time to relax take a back seat and enjoy. We don't need to do big things which can leave a mark or a big impact, you can find the worth of your in quiet ways, small moments and simple gestures. The only thing you need to remember is that you have to have a positive approach towards life. Think positive. This is the time when you can have plenty time to cherish your life , you can-do things which you missed to do because of lack of time. Now you are free to wander around, use your imagination and indulge in things just for the sake of doing them. 

As adults we had a lot of stress, obligations and commitments but retirement is the time of freedom. Freedom from daily pressures. Now no more excuses to indulge in our favourite passtime.

Infuse your life with a purpose. You are worth it.


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