When you are planning for retirement, do you primarily think about the financial aspect? There is no doubt that this is a critical component. Without diligent preparation financially, retirement may be short and require a return to the workforce, or retirement may be lived at a standard far below what you had anticipated.
But is that all there is to planning for retirement? Absolutely not!
Many plan retirement to be completely leisurely activities. Travel, golf, hobbies, ……
These are all great ideas to take up some of your time. Many people, however, find that retirement filled exclusively with leisure, as appealing as it is to think of during the intense years of work, is really a little bit empty.
Retirement brings many changes. What will it really mean to not have to go to the office or other place of employment? What does that mean for your relationships? Routine? Responsibilities? Thinking ahead and giving this great part of life some forethought can not only be rewarding, it can be a lot of fun!
This list is just the tip of the iceberg. There is so much in our world to explore. Follow Winter Grace as we walk along the path to helping your discover what can be ahead in your retirement.
Pre-Retirement Planning Idea List
What might you do?
- Recommit to your faith. Discover faith
- Write your memoir
- Be a mentor
- Start a new career
- Open a business
- Join a Chorus
- Learn a new skill
- Spend time with your children and grandchildren
- Learn how to cook a new cuisine
- Try something that you have always wanted to but had a 1000 excuses not to
- Go back to school
- Work for a cause important to you
- Get into the best shape of your life
Need some more ideas to make the most of retirement, read about 50 of them in this article.
Be sure to draw out your Wellness Wheel and see which areas you may need to focus on as your plan your retirement. Please share what you learn about yourself and what you might add to your retirement plan.
Check back often and we will explore and help your prepare for a retirement that adds life to your years!