Retirement planning - being positive
Did you know that your personality remains relatively stable during your adult life? That is, your interaction with the world, how you take in information and make decisions and your preference to be with people or be alone, does not change. What does change more dramatically is improvement into late adulthood of your emotional well-being. As you grow older you are likely to be more adjusted and happy with life than when you were younger. You handle distressing or traumatic events with more equanimity which helps you maintain your physical and mental health. Perhaps you develop better control of your emotions as a result of having had more life experiences. Perhaps you tend to involve yourself in more emotionally meaningful goals and activities than you did when you were younger. Perhaps you are more meaningful engaged in life as a result of an awareness that the time left in life is decreasing. Think about your life to date and how you plan to live after you stop working full-time. What are your plans for social engagement and how do you support those around you? Perhaps you can make time for positive experiences by giving of your time. Perhaps you can donate to charities or other support institutions to enhance your well being as you grow older. Being positive about your world and the wider community is good for your health and contributes to your well-being.
Posted by Helene Strawbridge on 27th February, 2011 | Comments | Trackbacks
Tags: positive ageing, transition to retirement, planning for retirement
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