As the famous Henry Thoreau quote states, “Happiness is like a butterfly: the more you chase it, the more it will elude you; but if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit softly on your shoulder.”
So what does it take to have a happier retirement?
According to people who are already retired, the following lists Three Ways To Have A Happier Retirement:
- Spend More Money Having Fun
- Nurture Your Personal Relationships
- Maintain Your Health
Spend More Money Having Fun – Travel and life experiences are what the most fulfilled retirees are enjoying. Do it while you’re young and in good health, in your early to mid 60’s.
Nurture Your Personal Relationships – The people who matter, the people you love, will be there until the end and it is important to foster your relationships with those people.
Maintain Your Health – Doing all you can to maintain your health in retirement by exercising, eating the right foods, and generally taking care of your physical and mental wellbeing is so important. The better you feel, the more you can enjoy retirement and the more time you will have to do so. It’s much easier to stay healthy than it is to get healthy once you’ve let your health begin to slip away! Taking care of yourself also helps to reduce healthcare and long-term care costs in retirement, which makes maintaining your health in retirement a double bonus!
I hope that you find these Three Ways To Have a Happier Retirement helpful and enriching. Embrace nurture in your lives and enjoy retirement!