Hello, and welcome to happy, healthy, worthy, wealthy refirement!
I hope whatever you’re up to these days is bringing you great happiness, health, worthiness and wealth!!!
Hey Becca! Great to see you again! Is today the start of your summer ‘ME’ time?
No I still have my weekend shifts to go
I was just reviewing a coaches tips and strategies sheet that was done when I first started with Wisdo
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!
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.
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!
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!
Right on Becca, almost there!!!
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.
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.
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
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.
I believe our purpose changes as we grow.
Sounds beautiful Becca!
Once we determine a path to follow, we have something to focus on that is fulfilling and something that gives us meaning!
So Becca, at present your purpose is finding your purpose, yes?
Yes, I guess so
Often purpose comes from our life experiences, what we are passionate about.
For me, my purpose has been to live life authentically, and to help others do so.
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!
Tip 2. Stay connected with nature and people daily. I believe this is critical, and to do something that is fun to you!
I find both of those tough with my work pattern, I think that’s why I get so depressed
Some days it’s a walk with a girlfriend along the ocean or to a park. Other days it’s riding my bike!
I hear you Becca! Even if you can get out and do a walk around the block on your break is great!
My whole shift is on my feet, so I usually spend my 30 min break getting off them 😂
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 :-)
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?
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!😀
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!
Hopefully it will work out! It’s been years since I had people in my life
Lol I wrote these 5 tips for a happy retirement, but truly they work no matter what age you are!
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.
It’s a great way to stay connected as well as keep you motivated!🔥
My first goal is to get a stove installed. I haven’t had one for nearly two years! It’s arriving next week
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.
So, for instance body – stretch, mind – read, spirit – meditate
That’s exciting, congratulations Becca! Well done!
Thanks, I’m hoping to improve my living situation when I’m off work
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!
I try to do that as much as I can
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!
I am more powerful words, they shape the way we feel!
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.
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!
Becca, and anyone else who is reading this, have you done the strength finders test?
I’m not sure, doesn’t sound familiar
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.
Sounds good, I will check it out
If you’ve done it in the past, you may want to do it again, as our strengths change over time.
Gwen, hello! I just saw your post now!
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!
You know what they say about time and having fun!
I’m not sure if I’ll be around next week, as I don’t know what time the stove is being installed
But I will check in when I can
Yes, these are fun!!!
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!
Have a good break!