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What You Need To Know If You Are Approaching Retirement Age (Hint: It’s Not All Roses)

If you are approaching retirement age, you may be wishing the last day of work to come as soon as possible. Then you will be free to do all the thing that you never got time to do before, right? Well, yes but just like all of the other stages of life, there will be highs and lows during your retirement as well. The best thing you can do is to be aware of them.  Then you can deal with them appropriately when and if they do pop up. Read on for some guidance.


It can be boring!


Retirement is like an endless holiday, right? You can sleep in, do lunch with friends and spend your time how ever you want. However, holidays are often fun because they are a break, not a permanent state of being.


In fact, after a week or so many of us can start to get pretty antsy on vacation. As there is just not enough to do to occupy our bodies and minds. Unfortunate retirement is a long term state, and that means you will need to make provision for this, ensuring that you have things to do that will keep you engaged and enthused.


Many folks find that keeping a routine is very helpful during this stage of life because they know exactly where they are and what they have time to do. Also building in some daily exercise can help keep our body fit and your mind positive, as well as giving you the sense of achieving something each day. Lastly, it can be super helpful for those in retirement to have aims and goals just like at any other stage of life. These can include travel, spending time with loved one and family, supporting the community and carrying out creative projects.


You will have health issues to deal with


You also need to be aware that there is a natural increased trend with health problems during your retirement years. It’s not pessimistic to be prepared for this, it’s realistic.

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It also allows you to do things to prevent major health issues like exercising and having a healthy diet. As well as dealing with any that are already reading their head, such as loss of sight or hearing. In particular, the latter condition is one that is often ignored, but if it is something that is bothering you, check out this article on the top rated hearing aids this year for some more information. Then you can improve this condition, no matter what your age.

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It can be a big change


Lastly, something that many folks just don’t expect is how big a change being retired is and how tough it is to get used to it. They can have problems with setting their own schedule and deadlines for things. Deciding what to do with their time, as well as getting on with their partners, as they are not used to being in such close 24-hour contact.  


The key here is to be patient, both with others and yourself. Rome wasn’t built in a day! So accept that it will take some time to establish a healthy happy way of living in this stage of your life.

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