Are you transitioning into retirement?
“The person you were on the job may not be the person you will be in retirement,” writes Dave Bernard. After spending years in the business world, we develop skills and talents matched to the requirements of our careers. However, some of those abilities may not be necessary, or even desired as you find yourself transitioning into retirement.
Transitioning into retirement
Although a financial planner, Bernard stresses that life plans contribute to retirement satisfaction as much–or more than–financial plans. His thought about a potential conflict of developed skills is important in retirement relationships. I often hear how traits a spouse developed at work can bring disaster to a retirement marriage. Bernard’s seven guidelines can help make retirement what you (and probably your mate) would like it to be.
I list them for you below. Most likely, you’ll readily develop your own thoughts about why his suggestions are on target and helpful. However, If you would like more explanations about their value or reason, go to his full article on US News.
- Don’t be judgemental
- Don’t always be in a rush.
- Don’t be a know-it-all.
- Don’t rest on past accolades.
- Try new things.
- Get rid of bad habits.
- Keep learning.
If your spouse handed you this article, he or she may be telling you something. If you’ve found the article yourself, CONGRATULATIONS!
Either way, I hope you enjoy the journey toward deeper satisfaction in this potentially wonderful stage of life.
Please share Bernard’s ideas with everyone who is, or will soon be, retired. Their friends and family may be very happy that you did. You can also spread the word about finding joy in retirement by LIKING this article on Facebook.
You might also enjoy a recent podcast on creating a joyful retirement.