|Posted by [email protected] on September 7, 2020 at 12:15 AM|
We are women. We nurture, we give life, and often, we are satisfied sitting on the sidelines making sure that those we love are healthy and happy. And that’s ok, we can do all of the above, as long as we keep ourselves in check and maintain our self-care, self-value and self-importance.
However, although in your (probable) 60's, you are more vibrant, visible, and vital than ever, as “midlife crisis” and early retirement can present a challenge. As we move from one life stage to another, there must be bridges built from where we have been to where we are going.
Please understand what we are leaving from and what we are going toward is not about who you were but about who you are about to become. New roles should be popping up and it is time to give yourself some time to think about a new purpose in life. You must remember the wisdom to uncover and act upon your innermost passion, within. Here are some additional issues that will matter:
o Restructure your priorities around what is most important to you, with family and friends, community service or the arts.
o When you make a big transition in your life, take your time.
o You don’t have to change every area of your life simultaneously within the next 30 days. Changing too many things at once can be stressful.
o Retirement is about the journey, so if you want to get closer to the “best possible life” for you, you must pick your own itinerary. You can’t merely live up to what others think of you. If you try to conform, you’re going to waste your life, compared to what you might have done with it.
o Maintain a healthy lifestyle, both physically and mentally as long as possible, a key to staying sharp and active.
o Accept that life in retirement should be filled with personal satisfaction and is different from work. Accept the reality that this shift from work will not be perfect nor easy, as there will be stumbles and setbacks. The end is worth some struggle and anxiety.
o Make the choice to no longer wait for your hopes to come real. Now be willing to make room for them.
o Have a vision of the things you love to do and who you’d like to do them with.
o Respond to new opportunities. Remain open to the unlimited options the world has to offer.
o Build on the past, take what works and discard what hinders-it’s a new life, a new day, so make your retirement personal. One size does not fit all.
o Be comfortable with and actively seek the unfamiliar and the unknown. Continually explore the power of opportunity, the power of self-determination, and the power to do something simple or new every day.
After years of working, retirement is a great time to recreate this best life. The road is sometimes rough yet building through bridges may help you gain renewed confidence. The aging process, unending as it is, is now the best time to begin a renewed investment into your health, well-being, fitness and longevity.