There seems to be natural moments to reflect & celebrate the past and then plan the future. For some this could be the year-end, the change of seasons, or the new moons. For me there are now two concurrent anniversaries that are making me pause to reflect and celebrate: the 4-year anniversary of retirement from … Continue reading Anniversaries – A Time to Reflect
Back in April 2015 I came across a tool about writing 5 Future Scenarios. It was a way of visioning where you want to go/who you want to be/what you want to do. The approach has you pick 5 different elements of what you think your future life could be like and then tell the … Continue reading Future Scenarios – a How-to Vision Tool
Know Thyself - Explore who you are; Learn what you love to do. As part of my retirement transition, I needed to figure out who I was without work as my primary element. I also needed to learn what I loved to do, when work did not take up 60+ hours of my weekly mind-space. … Continue reading My Favorite Self-Discovery Tools
When you do nothing, nothing happens. The 21st Century Retirement is not about doing nothing. It’s not about sitting on the porch and watching the world go by, although that could be a nice short-term activity. It’s about figuring out what you love to do, and then doing that. Doing, not sitting. The TIAA Voices … Continue reading Doing Nothing?
I'm learning that my seasonal bucket lists get me moving - the "A" in SOAR being Activating. They are actually an amalgamation of a bucket list, a check list, and an action plan. By putting it out there (in public), I feel compelled to do more of it than if it was just in … Continue reading Continue to SOAR
As part of my SOAR focus this year (A=activate), I wanted to try new things, create new habits, make art to express my uniqueness….basically live the retirement lifestyle I envisioned for myself. Over at My Life Lived Full, Joanne reported on her year of 52 New Things, which aligns great with my year’s activate goals. And … Continue reading SOAR Activation – 52 New Things
Since retiring I have spent time reading about longevity and healthy aging. It’s not a new area of exposure for me, but it is interesting that I have time and energy now to implement some of the things/activities recommended. I’ve noticed that the newest buzzword for this area is “self-care”…so to be current, here my … Continue reading Self-Care in Retirement