Smart Ideas: Guides Revisited
Retirement for the baby boomers, those born between 1946 and 1964, is near. Not travelling more is among the regrets in life, for those in this age bracket. To most of them, travelling was a challenge due to work responsibilities and to others, buying cars and houses was more important. Some did not save properly since they did not know how much they would need after retirement and many baby boomers did not also begin saving on time. Some also wish they worked more, for satisfaction and not for the money. Baby boomers are passionate about their jobs and they enjoy serving people; hence, most are likely to get back to the workforce as consultants. Other than finding a sense of purpose, work keep them physically fit, and mentally sharp as they have a good reflection on life.
However, a life without regrets is a life not lived; hopefully, this can offer some consolation. After retirement, baby boomers will begin another life, they enter another phase and since they have been cautious about their health, baby boomers are expected to live longer than previous generations. Since they do not have to worry about buying houses and cars, and they do not work anymore, they can travel more; it is a great opportunity to do all the things they regret not doing.
Baby boomers do not have to worry over depleting their retirement money or their savings. Worry only depletes the chances of having a happy life. It is time to spend money on fun, since they have spent most of their lives taking care of bills, educating their children and investing. Do not be afraid to use your retirement money on activities that make you happy, it is time for baby boomers to treat themselves. For anyone estranged from their family, retirement can be lonely. Hence, retirement should be a time to re-evaluate your relationship since with family by your side, you enjoy retirement. Relocating is also a viable option since you can engage new activities, make new friends and visit new places.
For you to be happy in retirement, you have to be healthy. As compared to those who are in poor or fair health, retirees who are in good, very good and excellent health find more satisfaction in their retirement. As compared to leisure spending or good relationships, a good health status is more likely to bring more contentment. Eat healthy, sleep well, play often and exercise; your retirement will be just fine. In retirement, baby boomers should also discover their passions hey had when they were younger but were buried by work and other responsibilities. If you are passionate about music, art, music instruments or dancing, this is the time to take classes. A quote for the baby boomers, ‘do not regret growing older, it is a privilege denied to many.’