A big part of a happy retirement is having a happy social life. This does not mean that we all need to be party animals. We need two find our own level of sociability. But what it does mean is that you have in place the level of sociability that makes you happy, that youContinue reading “Getting Social”
As the previous blog mentioned, a positive attitude is very important if we want a happy retirement. So, how do we build these attitudes? The attached article outlines a good set of ‘how’s. Whilst it relates to our attitude at work, as we have said often, retirement should be treated as just another job soContinue reading “How to build positive attitudes for retirement”
If you want a happy retirement then having the right attitude is key – positive, connected, enthusiastic, fun to be with, creative, spontaneous, adventurist … see attached article. It’s important to be aware of our attitudes and that they stay positive. When they are not positive it means we have to make some adjustments toContinue reading “Having the right attitude”
In 1927 Bluma Zeigarnik discovered that we forget about completed tasks but continue to remember and worry about un-completed ones. Uncompleted tasks make us anxious. That makes sense and we can all relate to this. But we always have uncompleted tasks, so does that mean we are always going to be anxious? Fortunately no. ThereContinue reading “How to feel less anxious about retirement”
A great book. Check it out. It reinforces the importance of pre retirement planning… not just the money, which is important, but lifestyle which is in many ways more important.
The Forbes video discusses the 9 key steps to a happy retirement – number 1? Plan it and prepare for it. Know what you want to do in detail before you retire. We are not talking money. This is about what you want to do with your days in retirement, discussions with your partner, buildingContinue reading “9 Key Steps to a Happy Retirement – Plan It!”
Making and keeping friends as we get older is difficult. It is even more difficult for men who often forsake friendships outside of work for those within work or hand over social duties and arrangements to their partner. Guys who start off with plenty of friends in their teens and twenties find that by theContinue reading “It’s important to have plenty of friends when you retire. Make sure you are building friendships before your retire.”
Being in work you enjoy and that you want to do and that fits with your lifestyle is a big factor in a happy retirement. But should you never stop work? Is any work better than retirement?
Being able to do flexible interesting work that fits with a retirees lifestyle is a very important contributing factor to retirement happiness. Unfortunately the employment market doesn’t cater for older people who are seeking these opportunities. We at Men in Retirement are talking with Government to see if a market could be created using publicContinue reading “Older people are just as productive as any other demographic – don’t loose confidence.”