Six positive things to do for your retirement perspective
Recently, I read an article written by Robert Powell, editor of Retirement Weekly, titled "6 Ways To Have A Happy Retirement." He focused on six specific themes that can have a positive impact on a senior's retirement perspective.
The overall message resonated with me considerably, so I thought I would highlight those behaviors he feels lead to a happy retirement.
If indecisive, help might be found at www.LifePlanningForYou.com. We all must have a "sense of purpose" no matter what age we are.
We know that loneliness often leads to depression, which can be life threatening. Consider taking on a meaningful role in someone's life. Volunteering, or even a part-time job, can provide purpose.
Muscle mass, bone density and overall physical energy are a function of a consistent exercise regimen that includes cardio and strength training.
You must make exercise a daily habit - like laughing and smiling.
People with negative retirement stereotypes do not live as long as people with positive attitudes towards retirement. Thinking positively about your "future as a retiree" is part of your preparation.
There is a wide range of senior living options that make it possible to find a community where your social needs can be met and you can stay engaged while making new friends.
No doubt there are many ways to have a happy retirement. A positive attitude with the right perspective will make it the happiest.
Joe Agee is the marketing and sales director for The Seabrook of Hilton Head. www.TheSeabrook.com