Anti aging guide

Maintaining Discipline During Retirement



Why is it important to maintain a set of discipline routine after retirement

A common reason for the eager anticipation of retirement is the craving to be freed from a rigid routine and timetable inflicted by paid employment. This desire for freedom is understandable but it is also slightly inappropriate. For most people, structure in the life pattern is important and will remain so after retirement. It would be wrong and dangerous to abandon entirely routine and planning. The opportunity provided by retirement is that of restructuring routine. A program will still be needed but it should be less rigid and less tightly packed. Regular times should still be set aside, but these should now be for more enjoyable and fulfilling activities. For instance, you can establish a time for your physical activities, such as golf or regular walking; some time for learning, for example, your French lesson; time for your voluntary work, for example, meals on wheels; time for your family; and time for yourself.

Beware of trying to cram too much into your days – retain the freedom to say no to offers. Remember that your needs and interests may change and develop. Therefore be prepared to review your life and activities from time to time. Do not be afraid to make changes. Use structure and routine to enable you to enjoy your retirement but do not allow yourself to become their slave again.

The negative aspects of retirement

We have concentrated on the opportunities that retirement offers. However, we must remember the other side of the coin. During retirement you will be faced by unpleasant tasks, situations, and decisions. The dilemmas presenting themselves will not be easy but forethought always helps. Therefore be aware of the potential problems, such as loneliness, bereavement and becoming a carer, and becoming disabled.

Posted by Carol Hudgens - March 26, 2012 at 4:51 pm