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10 Ways To Find Happiness In Retirement

By Cynthia Barnett

Retirement is not the end but is merely the beginning of a new life, a new you. As such, it is nothing that should be dreaded or something that should cause you unnecessary stress. Instead it should make you happy and can bring you a new sense of pleasure, if only you let it. In this article, we'll discuss ten ways that you can find happiness in retirement.

1. Be open and receptive - Change your attitude and you'll change your life. Retirement is simply a new phase of your life one that you can succeed and enjoy if you're open and receptive to doing so. It is a time to pursue your dreams, aspirations and make your dreams come true.

2. Plan physical and mental activities - A busy mind is a happy mind. By staying physically and mentally active, you will lift your spirits and will be happier.

3. Laugh and have a fun time. Don't take yourself so seriously. By having fun and not taking life too seriously, you can lift your mood and make yourself and others happy.

4. Don't be too introverted. Share your burdens with those who love and care about you. This isn't to say that you should be a worry wart but by revealing your innermost thoughts and feelings, you can positively affect your mental state.

5. Pursue stimulating activities. Figure out the things that you enjoy doing and do more of them. For instance, if you enjoy spending quality time with your grandchildren, plan play dates or other activities with them.

6. Brush up your knowledge - An educated mind is a happy mind. By expanding your learning horizons, you can become happier.

7. Spend quality time with loved ones - Now that you're retired, you have even more time to spend with those you love. Plan lunch dates or throw a party for family and friends so that you can spend quality time with the people that mean the most to you.

8. Remember the little things mean a lot - Do something nice for someone and you'll feel good about yourself. Take some time to write someone a note telling them how much they mean to you. Spend time with a friend or ailing relative or engage in some type of volunteer activity.

9. Fulfill your dreams - Consider fulfilling those dreams you had shelved on your way to building a career for yourself. This can be very satisfying.

10. Maintain a positive mental attitude - Do not vegetate just because you have retired. This is the fastest way to breakdown. Maintain a youthful attitude. Take up some hobby and remain active, mentally and physically.

In conclusion, retirement is a time when you can be tremendously happy and fulfilled. You can ensure that this is true by maintaining a positive mental attitude, fulfill your dreams, remember that little things mean a lot, spend quality time with others, brush up on your knowledge, pursue stimulating activities, don't be too introverted, laugh and have a great time, plan mentally engaging activities, and be open and receptive to experiencing the good life after retirement.

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Dr. Cynthia Barnett

About The Author
Dr. Cynthia Barnett is a "re-fired educator who has reinvented her life, moving from the schoolhouse to an entrepreneurial venue. Dr. Barnett is the author of "Stop Singing the Blues: 10 Powerful Strategies for Hitting the High Notes in Your Life and RE-FIRE, Don't Retire : 7 Powerful Strategies for an Extraordinary Life Now and in Retirement. She was featured in Time magazine for their article about women in mid-life who have reinvented themselves. If you liked today's article, stay tuned for more FREE articles, FREE teleseminars, FREE tips and other resources to help you create a blueprint for an extraordinary retirement. Dr. Cynthia Barnett 203-855-9714 doctorcynthia@refiredontretire.com http://www.refiredontretire.com.


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