Norma ReidAuthor
23 Jul
Hello, and welcome to happy, healthy, worthy, wealthy refirement!
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Norma ReidAuthor
23 Jul
I hope whatever you’re up to these days is bringing you great happiness, health, worthiness and wealth!!!
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PineappleHelper
23 Jul
Hello
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Fox
23 Jul
Hello!
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Norma ReidAuthor
23 Jul
Hey Becca! Great to see you again! Is today the start of your summer ‘ME’ time?
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Fox
23 Jul
No I still have my weekend shifts to go
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Norma ReidAuthor
23 Jul
I was just reviewing a coaches tips and strategies sheet that was done when I first started with Wisdo
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Norma ReidAuthor
23 Jul
The tips are pretty good! So, I thought maybe we could review each one of the five tips today, or we could go in another direction dependent on what people would like to do!
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Norma ReidAuthor
23 Jul
1. Find something that is meaningful to do, so you have a purpose. I know for many of us with retirement coming up we dream of having free time to do whatever we feel like doing. And for the first year or two, that feels great! We travel,work in the garden, do whatever it is our heart feels like.
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Norma ReidAuthor
23 Jul
Then, at some point, maybe after a few months or many months, it depends with each person, we get restless. We need something to add some meaning to our days!
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Norma ReidAuthor
23 Jul
Purpose means a lot of different things to different people. Our purpose couldn’t be to make the world a better brighter place, to be the best parent we could be, to help the environment, to be the best eyebrow plucker!
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Norma ReidAuthor
23 Jul
Right on Becca, almost there!!!
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Norma ReidAuthor
23 Jul
sometimes, or purpose is to find our purpose. Or it could be whatever we want it to be. In retirement, it could be writing a book, taking a course , getting involved in something you’re passionate about, finding something to be passionate about.
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Norma ReidAuthor
23 Jul
Some people believe that there are two purposes we each have in life; the first is to expand our capacity to love. That is a universal purpose that we all have, to know the love that we all are, our essence.
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Fox
23 Jul
I’m hoping to work out a purpose, or at least something I enjoy, so that I have something other than work in my life
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Norma ReidAuthor
23 Jul
The second purpose is our Dharma, that which we are called to do. Some of us know that from a young age. Others determine what it is from their life experiences.
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Norma ReidAuthor
23 Jul
I believe our purpose changes as we grow.
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Norma ReidAuthor
23 Jul
Sounds beautiful Becca!
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Norma ReidAuthor
23 Jul
Once we determine a path to follow, we have something to focus on that is fulfilling and something that gives us meaning!
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Norma ReidAuthor
23 Jul
So Becca, at present your purpose is finding your purpose, yes?
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Fox
23 Jul
Yes, I guess so
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Norma ReidAuthor
23 Jul
Often purpose comes from our life experiences, what we are passionate about.
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Norma ReidAuthor
23 Jul
For me, my purpose has been to live life authentically, and to help others do so.
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Norma ReidAuthor
23 Jul
I’ve taught and coached for many years along those lines. No, not so much, for me in retirement it’s more about living authentically and loving what it is!
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Norma ReidAuthor
23 Jul
Tip 2. Stay connected with nature and people daily. I believe this is critical, and to do something that is fun to you!
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Fox
23 Jul
I find both of those tough with my work pattern, I think that’s why I get so depressed
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Norma ReidAuthor
23 Jul
Some days it’s a walk with a girlfriend along the ocean or to a park. Other days it’s riding my bike!
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Norma ReidAuthor
23 Jul
I hear you Becca! Even if you can get out and do a walk around the block on your break is great!
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Fox
23 Jul
My whole shift is on my feet, so I usually spend my 30 min break getting off them 😂
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Norma ReidAuthor
23 Jul
It doesn’t have to be a long time in nature! On days when I’m busy, I’d literally just go for a walk around the block, and look at all I truly appreciate and I’m grateful for. The blue sky, the sunshine, the trees, the incredible flowers this time of year, the Birdsong, people passing that I can say hello to her :-)
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Norma ReidAuthor
23 Jul
Well, maybe it’s parking 10 minutes away from work and having a 10 minute decompression gratitude walk to your car before and after work? Or if you take the bus, walking to the next station?
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Norma ReidAuthor
23 Jul
Connecting with people online, such as Wisdo, or just actually picking up the phone and talking to someone works! Or using zoom or messenger. This or something better!😀
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Norma ReidAuthor
23 Jul
Connection is truly important. Studies have shown those who have a support system live longer and are happier than those without. I’m happy that you are taking time this summer to connect with people Becca, as well as yourself!
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Fox
23 Jul
Hopefully it will work out! It’s been years since I had people in my life
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Norma ReidAuthor
23 Jul
Lol I wrote these 5 tips for a happy retirement, but truly they work no matter what age you are!
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Norma ReidAuthor
23 Jul
Maybe you could ask someone you resonate with to be an accountability buddy for you Becca? Perhaps someone with the same goal is you, to find your purpose, or someone working on a different goal. That way, you could make an agreement to check in with each other each day, state what step you’ll take toward your goal and how you did on it.
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Norma ReidAuthor
23 Jul
It’s a great way to stay connected as well as keep you motivated!🔥
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Fox
23 Jul
My first goal is to get a stove installed. I haven’t had one for nearly two years! It’s arriving next week
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Norma ReidAuthor
23 Jul
Tip 3. Set yourself a routine each morning. Before you turn on your computer, do something for your body, mind and spirit or health, wealth and happiness.
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Norma ReidAuthor
23 Jul
So, for instance body – stretch, mind – read, spirit – meditate
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Norma ReidAuthor
23 Jul
That’s exciting, congratulations Becca! Well done!
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Fox
23 Jul
Thanks, I’m hoping to improve my living situation when I’m off work
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Norma ReidAuthor
23 Jul
I hope you write down all the good things that happen each day! Or at least three good things that happen each day! It is really powerful tool for helping get out of depression. You don’t need to be depressed, but just reviewing what went well in the day or three good things it went well in a day makes you feel good!
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Fox
23 Jul
I try to do that as much as I can
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Norma ReidAuthor
23 Jul
Tip 4. Declare each morning how are you want to feel, or be, and when you say them feel as if it’s already true. Use affirmations such as I am happy healthy worthy and wealthy; I am vibrantly alive; I love my life! I’m re fired up and ready to rock ‘n’ roll! All is well in my world! My life is improving day by day, I am happy and healthy in every way!and repeat throughout the day!
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Norma ReidAuthor
23 Jul
I am more powerful words, they shape the way we feel!
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Norma ReidAuthor
23 Jul
Tip 5. Watch yourself talk! If you find yourself saying or thinking thoughts such as I am too old, (you’re the youngest person you’ll ever be! )I missed the boat etc. ask yourself if it’s really true and if it helps you achieve your goal. Change your mindset to something more positive that serves you better.
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Norma ReidAuthor
23 Jul
For you refired folk reading this, look up Hazel McCallion, who is still going strong at 100! Don’t let your mind trick take you out!
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Norma ReidAuthor
23 Jul
Becca, and anyone else who is reading this, have you done the strength finders test?
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Fox
23 Jul
I’m not sure, doesn’t sound familiar
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Norma ReidAuthor
23 Jul
This is a really cool tool that helps you see what your top strengths are. They are great when you’re looking at finding purpose or meaning. The test is free. You may want to check it out at https://www.viacharacter.org
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Norma ReidAuthor
23 Jul
It’s actually in an assessment, not a test. But it gives you some insight into what your top strengths are, you may find it valuable resource. It helps when we’re trying to make a decision or facing a challenge to be able to look at our top strengths and how we can use them to achieve what we want.
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Fox
23 Jul
Sounds good, I will check it out
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Norma ReidAuthor
23 Jul
If you’ve done it in the past, you may want to do it again, as our strengths change over time.
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Norma ReidAuthor
23 Jul
Gwen, hello! I just saw your post now!
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Norma ReidAuthor
23 Jul
Well if you have any questions, comments, Now is the time! Here we are at the end of the hour already! It amazes me how quickly the time passes!
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Fox
23 Jul
You know what they say about time and having fun!
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Fox
23 Jul
I’m not sure if I’ll be around next week, as I don’t know what time the stove is being installed
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Fox
23 Jul
But I will check in when I can
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Norma ReidAuthor
23 Jul
Yes, these are fun!!!
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Norma ReidAuthor
23 Jul
I may not be around next Friday either, as I am going for a little getaway Thursday to Sunday. I am not sure if there’s Internet connection where I’ll be, if there is I’ll be on if there isn’t I won’t! Have a fantastic week, filled with love, light, and laughter! Thank you so much for joining me!
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Fox
23 Jul
Have a good break!
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