Happy retirement for everyone by default
Happy retirement sounds so natural, but the truth is often the opposite. You work hard for many years. When approaching retirement, you start dreaming about all things you are going to do when finally the retirement day comes. But what happens….?
This article is inspired by a blog post about happy retirement, published by Zoomer 10 days ago. The three keys to a happy retirement they talk about in the article are something most retired people face when that “magic” day comes.
The day when you will travel to all these places you have on your “to-do” list. Or having dinners and garden parties with friends and family that you never had time to do during your active working years. Maybe spending more quality time with your grandkids is a priority.
There are many things to think about to let all these marvelous things happen for a happy retirement. The list can be long depending on everyone’s personal background. It can also be different due to individual interests. However, the following three principles are by default key for every single retiree.
Be clear on your purpose
Let’s assume that you are working for 40 years, 5 days a week, with Saturday and Sunday
off. These 5 days, you have “sold” to the company you are working for, yes, you provide working hours and get paid for it, and they will now become your private time. Think about it.
For many, it takes some time to fully understand this new situation, where you get 71% more time for yourself.
The pending “to-do” list isn’t that huge that you could believe. The importance of filling your time as retired with something meaningful is compulsory for a happy retirement. All activities need to cover everything from minor daily routines to long-term projects.
To stop working and no longer meet your colleagues daily, no longer be an essential piece in the company’s development, and no longer having a boss putting pressure on you (LOL) can, for many, be a trauma. It’s like a divorce.
It can be tempting to finally having the possibility to sleep until late in the morning. I will not remove this privilege you get when retiring. To not be forced to step out of bed because of your job is something you definitely should enjoy, but it can be boring to do that every single day.
To be clear on your purpose means that you should have accurate plans for what to do every day for the rest of your life.
Projects and planning
The next step would be to establish the projects and plan your life around your purpose from a purpose-driven life. Do some personal “brainstorming.” Remember all things you had on your “to-do” list when still working. Recap all those activities you can remember that you said to yourself, you should do the day you retire.
For sure, you have a hobby or particular passion for something that you never had time to do as much as you wanted while still working. Maybe you are going to explore these dream destinations you have on your list. Perhaps you can write that book that the available time didn’t allow.
Perhaps that little restaurant will finally open up to fulfill your culinary passion. When figuring out what to do as retired, you will soon fill up your new 40 hours a week agenda.
During the time in the corporate world, you had to follow the rules set by the company. Without thinking about it, you created a discipline to not run into problems with your employer. Use that discipline skill you have developed over many years.
There is no reason to eliminate that habit when retiring. You still report to your boss, with the only difference being that you are the boss.
Money and Happy Retirement
So far, so good might be your comment. But to make all this, and to travel to all these places, you need money. And many retire with the surprise that the monthly income as retired is considerably lower than the income while working.
If you have some savings, you’re better off than the majority. But whatever your situation might be, up till now, most people had to count on a lower income, and all traveling, projects and plans remain as dreams on the “to-do” list.
But times are changing!
Thanks to the new digital world, every person can create extra income streams through different online businesses. There is no need for experience. You can have any background, and best of all, no heavy investments are needed.
With the experience we have as senior citizens, without any doubt, there is an advantage in our favor compared to the younger generations.
The Next Step for Your Happy Retirement
Suppose you can relate to what has been said so far. In that case, you are absolutely a potential candidate to start and grow your own online business. The good news is that you can do it from scratch without any experience. What if you could start a hyper profitable online business already today?
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Don’t worry about all the technical stuff. Everything we will build together will be your asset, to be used as long as you want.
Together we’re getting it done. You will never be alone. In record time, you will have a functioning system set up and running.
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