Hello. Good Morning and welcome yo Joyful Retirement ! Last week I was able to sit in on a live presentation with Dr. Gill. We were talking about setting goals for retirement and it was a great lead in to this week here at Joyful Retirement as I wanted to talk about something that comes up all the time when I Coach new or about to be new retirees. “So now that you are retired what ya gonna do?” Sound familiar? If you have an answer then maybe you have done some planning. Maybe you have an answer but you didn’t really do any planning. Your have worked a long time to get to retirement. Now what. Well the truth is retirement is not really a destination, it’s another journey. To make this the best journey you can you need a plan. To make that plan you need to think about what you want or simply what are your priorities retirement. Is this something you have considered?
Traveling was the number one thing listed when people were asked what they were looking forward to in retirement. Is traveling on your bucket list?
Well for me it’s spending time with my wife, daughter and grandson. It’s time to appreciate life. I personally am planning to create ans have fun with my arts.
It’s time to appreciate life, and do my best to change the negative in our lives to positive. It’s time to relax, unwind and enjoy my passion which is arts.
Life is always the fast lane but retirement is to slow down and self care should be on the top of our priority list.
Good morning Roger. Nice to hear from you. Yes I agree spending time with family was second of third on the list.
Family is very important especially in these difficult time.
We’ve got to hold on to what’s important and since I received a medical retirement I get the chance to spend a lot of time with family.
I am wondering if you made plans to establish these priorities or were they your retirement focus?
Family was always my priority. However, self care has been a new priority.
To spend time with our grandkids we chose to move closer to them
My daughter and 10 month grandson moved in with my wife and I due to spousal abuse. They are now safe with us but we’re stuck in a legal battle.
Very glad to hear they are safe. Many home today are multi generational.
Being flexible when our situation changes, and turning negatives into positives is a great priority.
Do you have goals for the future. We were planning to travel, when covid hit and our grandkids couldn’t go to daycare we became caregivers so our daughters could work at home. We love the time with them, but we are making plans and setting goals for next summer.
Anyone else have retirement priorities?
As we close out this hour I wsnt yo share my favorite retirement quote. Retirement is when you quit living at work and start working on living Setting priorities and goals will help make that an easier reality. See you next week.
Love it 😊
Hi Roger. I’ll be In Joyful Retirement At 9am talking about handling and adapting to change. Hope you can drop in.
I’m sorry, I missed it. I was busy with my grandson.
Always a good choice!