Considering early retirement? Or maybe you are already enjoying an early retirement? Retirement doesn’t have to be a scary process or one that makes you feel a little bit lost. There are huge benefits to partaking in early retirement, it can be an uplifting and fulfilling experience and there’s noting stopping you from enjoying life to the full! In fact, retirement can be the best time in your life. Read below to find out everything you need to know to understand and ENJOY your early retirement.
It’s all about perspective!
Retirement in itself is all about perspective. You may have been in the system your whole life, school, university, career, retirement. If this is the case, then retirement may take some getting used to and may come as a little bit of a shock because for the first time in your life, you have done your time and now you are FREE! Free to enjoy life, free to go anywhere, do anything and see anyone. We build up beliefs about who we should be and what we should be doing with ourselves so much so we lose sight of our real selves. It’s easy to slip into an early retirement and feel as though you simply don’t know what to do with your life. Any new beginning is tough but it’s the start of some fresh, new and exciting. Don’t think you miss work because you don’t; you simply miss the familiarity that routine brings.
Enrich your life with mindfulness
Entering early retirement is therefore a great opportunity to retune and center your mind and thoughts. Practicing mindfulness is an excellent way to really change your perspective on life and appreciate it for everything it can offer you. Take some time out and meditate, learn to be ‘present’ instead of worrying about the future and dwelling on the past, all any of us have is ‘now’ so learn to live in the moment, you aren’t a slave to your job anymore so it’s time to take care of your soul.
Take up a new hobby
Retirement is a window of opportunity! It is a time where you can partake in new hobbies or ones that you may have not had the time for. Life often gets in the way of your passions and interests so an early retirement is the perfect time to indulge in something you really want to! From guitar playing to go karting there are no longer limitations to what you can enjoy, it’s all about living life to the full and making every day count!
The main thing to remember about retirement is that it doesn’t symbolize the end of your life, as you know it, it symbolizes your FREEDOM your fresh start and an opportunity to finally live the life you want and do things you enjoy. Look after yourself first and allow yourself time to recover and get used to your newfound freedom.