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Here are 3, quick and easy lifestyle tips to consider for your life in retirement.
The first, is to not “check out” of society in retirement. Retirement is a time to relax, but relaxing shouldn’t mean that you stop everything. A body in motion stays in motion. Use this time to increase your involvement in your community and the lives of others, or simply do what you love. This can allow you to meet and make more friends, discover hobbies that you never knew you’d enjoy, and keep you engaged, active, and busy.
The second, is that your wisdom is priceless. So, why not try and find an opportunity to mentor someone younger. Whether it’s someone at work, a grandchild, or someone random, spending time with a younger person can be a great way to utilize your wisdom, feel useful, and have fun. Your mentee will benefit from your time, knowledge, and experiences, and mentorship can be a rewarding way for you to spend some of your free time. Your mentee may even engage in reverse mentorship and offer knowledge in areas that you wish you knew more about.
And the third, is to resist the urge to not spend money in order to leave more behind for heirs. It is possible to pass money on to your children without feeling broke in retirement. Your children would likely rather see you enjoy your retirement than not spend any of your hard-earned savings. A happy medium between saving and spending can make all parties better off.
Stage 4: Stability
The final stage is stability. After a while, careers are seen as in the past, and new routines and goals are seen as the new present. Even during times of boredom or disillusionment with retirement, retirees can remember that when it comes down to it, the financial stability that allows them to stay retired instead of going back to work is priceless.
Understanding the stages of retirement can help you through times when reality doesn’t live up to expectations. Making adjustments to your lifestyle and not taking the many things to love about retirement for granted are ways to re-establish a positive feeling about your retirement. The professionals at Alpha 1 can help you get to and through retirement by creating a comprehensive retirement plan that takes your needs and goals into account. Click here to schedule your no cost, no obligation financial review today.