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Retirement Planning – more than finances

Published on: May 4th, 2023

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Retirement can be exciting but can come with some emotional and mental adjustments. That’s why retirement planning is so important. To help you prepare for transitioning to retirement, we’ve put together a few tips to help make the transition smoother.

Plan Ahead

Start planning your retirement a few years before you intend to retire officially, reflect on how you want to spend your newfound free time and develop a plan for making it happen.

Keep Busy

Retirement can lead to idle hands if you don’t find ways to keep yourself occupied. Take up a hobby or take classes to keep you active and engaged. Consider talking to your friends and family who have retired and find out what they do to keep busy.

This can be especially important for retirees from care jobs like doctors, nurses, social workers, and other professionals who are used to looking after people. Setting new goals will help you stay motivated and give your life after work a sense of purpose. Consider volunteering with a local organization where you can continue to be of service.

Stay Connected

Maintaining social connections is important for your mental and emotional well-being. Connecting with others can help you feel less isolated and more engaged in life. Make sure to stay in touch with your friends, family, colleagues, and even former coworkers. You can also join retirement-related groups and activities in your community to meet new people and share your experiences.

Take Care of Yourself

Retirement allows you to focus on your physical and mental health. Make sure to get plenty of sleep, exercise regularly, and eat a healthy diet. Talk to your doctor if you’re feeling anxious or stressed, and don’t be afraid to ask for help if you need it. By planning ahead, staying busy, staying connected, and taking care of yourself, you can ensure your retirement transition is as smooth and stress-free as possible.

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