Steps to Manage your Retirement Life
You may have read some subject line of an email such as “lose 40 pounds by drinking it before bed” or “Be ten years younger in two days!”
And if that doesn’t work, try these seven steps to live your best life in retirement.
Everyone seems to be looking for the best way to preserve their youth. Thousands of miracle products are aimed at older audiences, promising younger skin, youthful radiance, more energy, and no more scars. Before you spend a lot of money on these promising products, it may be more realistic to consider these seven steps to feel better every day:
- Get Moving
If you are not yet an active person, play a sport or even take up dancing. Activities such as, swimming and cycling are great ways to make your body stronger and your heart healthy. Don’t be afraid to try new things each day to see what you like and what gets you motivated.
- Get a pet
From health benefits to simple hugs, pets make great companions. Pets can give isolated seniors a source for affection, conversation, and activity. Being with a pet increases levels of serotonin, the “feel good” hormone that relieves stress. It also provides physical contact, which helps to calm anxiety.
- Join a Class or Club
You can find adult education courses online and in your community. Embark on a path that allows you to develop skills that you have not been able to master or have learned something that you have wanted to acquire since you were young. Knowledge of new skills and a productive feeling can take many years and create a desire to learn in childhood. Have you ever tried pickleball? Or wanted to learn French?
- Be Social
Collaboration is a great way to restore joy and humor and relieve the stress of aging. Join a community theater or choir, or find a local group to draw, do yoga or write. Finding new friends and sharing hobbies is a great way to remind your mind and body that years are just numbers. But do not limit your social group to people of your age. Branch out to people of all ages as they can give you a different perspective and introduce you to new ideas and activities.
- Pamper yourself
Retirement is good because now you can choose how and with whom you spend your time. After decades of hard work, you are due some ‘me time’. Treat yourself to a spa day, or a small pleasure like dining out or going to the cinema.
- Avoid the Negative and practice mindfulness
Aging is a natural part of life that we have no control over. Which is why you should wake up every day and think about what you like and what concerns you. Your positive thoughts and attitude will refresh you and revive you. There are no set guidelines for how often you should meditate, but a handful of experiments suggest that a mere 10 to 20 minutes of mindfulness a day can be beneficial—if people stick with it.
- Have Fun!
If you want to feel young and fit, you need to make sure you have fun. If you are not a very social person, then that is ok! If you are more introverted, go back to the passions you had when you were younger. Do you want to travel? Do you want to learn as much as you can? Did you have a bucket list to begin with? Everyone finds different activities that encourage and lift them to live and regain their youthful spirit. Do what works best for you!
After all, the worst thing we can do with our life is waste the time we are given.The only way to fight aging is to be fully committed to life – not let life happen! Make it happen!