How to feel less anxious about retirement

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”

Older people are just as productive as any other demographic – don’t loose confidence.

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.”

Over 50% Rated Their Retirement After 2 years as Only ‘OK or less’

The period immediately after retirement is know as the ‘honeymoon’ period. This is fairly self explanatory but in the five stage model this is Stage 2. It tells us that happiness in retirement typically peaks for a period of up to 2 years after retirement – the ‘Honeymoon’ period. Our recent survey indicated that 47%Continue reading “Over 50% Rated Their Retirement After 2 years as Only ‘OK or less’”

Retirement Issues By Gender

This is a long and detailed but thorough research paper examining the different retirement issues of men and woman and what gives or detracts from each gender’s psychological well being. Here are some of the findings. Financial resources are more strongly related to men’s than to women’s psychological well-being in retirement. Flexibility in goal adjustmentContinue reading “Retirement Issues By Gender”