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Posted by [email protected] on June 25, 2020 at 1:25 PM

 

How about doing something right now that will challenge you to go on a mini-adventure at home, while “waiting out” this Covid-19 crisis, and bring a greater measure of happiness your way? Doing something unique and different while at home, may be just what the doctor ordered.

 

My challenge is for you to come up with something you’ve never done before, or close to it, rather than sticking to older thoughts of staying the course and performing the mundane.

Perhaps you'd like to improve a skill, begin that special project you forgot about, learn a new language, dabble in art, begin a regiment or even build an ark, of sorts.

 

It’s not all that painful to move out of your comfort zone by submitting to this retirement stage, which not only requires us to be bold, but tests both our boundaries.

 

I believe we're challenged to question where the economy will go and what the state of our world will look like as we pray for everyone one this earth. Understanding what being secluded does as you grapple to remain sane, a good idea might be to reach out to non-profit’s and donate or use talents for some kind of support. Could your expertise generate a way to help out your community? Who can you call to promote this action?

 

It's also a time to, naturally, think about the people in your life who bring you joy — the list might include your best friend, a sibling, your neighbors, your kids or grandchildren. Preserving connections becomes huge in our search for answers as we best manage this solitary life at home, without them.

In the meantime, and while we remain in solitary confinement, one is thankful more doors have opened up for self- discovery. Finding new possibilities with your best and brightest outlook can bring additional delight and happiness with some increased learning. For example, how about studying a new language, a country’s history and taking the armchair approach to visit?

 

With the opportunity to break from organizing yourself around the same daily habits, comfortable and important as they are, simple pleasures such as taking up the book that there was no time to time to read, listening to music, pulling out old photographs, checking You Tube, playing solitaire or checking with social media, even watching TV is great.

 

It’s simple. Opportunities might be to write that letter and send that card or text you’ve been putting off, relax, listen to music, meditate, do yoga, journal or stick an affirmation onto your refrigerator. I know you know what you can do.

 

Boredom kills. Yet, today is your option to change it up and try something new. It’s a matter of deciding who you want to be while you’re alone and having fun. Why not get even more creative?

 

"Creativity involves breaking out of expected patterns in order to look at things in a different way." Edward de Bono

 

Just keep that spark of inspiration in plain sight and turn up the volume of happiness. You might share an upbeat message with us at WGOG by posting a cute saying or to give us a simple shout "hello".

There’s no better place to recharge, recuperate and relax than the place you call home So, please tell us what you’ve been doing for fun to exercise your unlimited freedom of growing older and wiser, gracefully.

How about doing something right now that will challenge you to go on a mini-adventure at home, while “waiting out” this Covid-19 crisis, and bring a greater measure of happiness your way? Doing something unique and different while at home, may be just what the doctor ordered.

 

My challenge is for you to come up with something you’ve never done before, or close to it, rather than sticking to older thoughts of staying the course and performing the mundane.

Perhaps you'd like to improve a skill, begin that special project you forgot about, learn a new language, dabble in art, begin a regiment or even build an ark, of sorts.

 

It’s not all that painful to move out of your comfort zone by submitting to this retirement stage, which not only requires us to be bold, but tests both our boundaries.

 

I believe we're challenged to question where the economy will go and what the state of our world will look like as we pray for everyone one this earth. Understanding what being secluded does as you grapple to remain sane, a good idea might be to reach out to non-profit’s and donate or use talents for some kind of support. Could your expertise generate a way to help out your community? Who can you call to promote this action?

 

It's also a time to, naturally, think about the people in your life who bring you joy — the list might include your best friend, a sibling, your neighbors, your kids or grandchildren. Preserving connections becomes huge in our search for answers as we best manage this solitary life at home, without them.

In the meantime, and while we remain in solitary confinement, one is thankful more doors have opened up for self- discovery. Finding new possibilities with your best and brightest outlook can bring additional delight and happiness with some increased learning. For example, how about studying a new language, a country’s history and taking the armchair approach to visit?

 

With the opportunity to break from organizing yourself around the same daily habits, comfortable and important as they are, simple pleasures such as taking up the book that there was no time to time to read, listening to music, pulling out old photographs, checking You Tube, playing solitaire or checking with social media, even watching TV is great.

 

It’s simple. Opportunities might be to write that letter and send that card or text you’ve been putting off, relax, listen to music, meditate, do yoga, journal or stick an affirmation onto your refrigerator. I know you know what you can do.

 

Boredom kills. Yet, today is your option to change it up and try something new. It’s a matter of deciding who you want to be while you’re alone and having fun. Why not get even more creative?

 

"Creativity involves breaking out of expected patterns in order to look at things in a different way." Edward de Bono

 

Just keep that spark of inspiration in plain sight and turn up the volume of happiness. You might share an upbeat message with us at WGOG by posting a cute saying or to give us a simple shout "hello".

There’s no better place to recharge, recuperate and relax than the place you call home So, please tell us what you’ve been doing for fun to exercise your unlimited freedom of growing older and wiser, gracefully.

 


 

Women Growing Older Gracefully.com offers group workshops to re-define the aging process to embolden women to make wiser choices. As retirement coach, Jaye Wurtzel shares more than 100 classes addressing identity and re-invention strategies.

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