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1. Retire with these words in your mind: This is only the beginning, you
are starting a whole new chapter in your life and this is the time to do
things that make you happy. You are now out to do things for yourself,
not anyone else. So get out there and enjoy this stage.
2. You canít just retire with nothing to do. You need a hobby or
something of interest that will keep you motivated and busy. No one can
go through life without a purpose. You are no exception. Once youíre
retired, what is going to be your purpose in life?
3. Donít count on pensions to pull you through. As much as we all like
to think that our pensions will let us live a care free retirement, this
isnít always the case. Most pensions are quite a significant reduction
from the amount of money you have been living on for the past number of
years. Yes your financial obligations may be somewhat different, but now
you may want to travel or work your hobby. Either way, make sure before
you retire that you are financially secure by going a budget and comparing it with your pension. That is
the best way to find out whether you will need to top up your pension.
4. Donít waste a day of your retirement doing something that you are not
happy doing. This is your time to fully enjoy everything about you life.
You donít have to make sacrifices anymore and you donít have to follow
anyone else's schedule but your own. So live each day to the fullest and
5. Don't forget to stay in touch with
friends. Having somewhere to go everyday keeps us socially
connected. But when we aren't on any schedule and you aren't
seeing everyone all the time, time can get away from us. Don't
forget to make time for those you care about. But this is also a
good time to weed out those who you do not like to be around or who are
negative. Only keep positive influences around you, as you have no
time for people who make you unhappy.
6. Spend as much time with your family.
This will give you a chance to re-connect with your family. You
will have the time to really get to know the people they've come to be.
This also gives them time to spend with you. God knows that when
we are in the working world, there is never enough time for our family.
This is your chance to make up for lost time.