How will you transition from work to live a meaningful retirement life?
There is so much more to retirement than the usual activities. You now have a fantastic opportunity to refocus. You can use your experience, skills and wisdom to do something you will enjoy and that is meaningful to you.
This time of retirement transition also creates an opportunity for you to consider expanding your horizons. Develop new skills to pursue your interest in something different. It’s fascinating to see what people do.
You have a wealth of experience; how do you use this to do something you have always wanted? As a retired woman, there are so many ways you can contribute to making the world a better place.
Do you have time to contribute by volunteering to help the disadvantaged in some way? Most retirees who volunteer to help others will tell you that it’s very fulfilling.
As you transition from work you might consider how to share your specialised skills. This is a great way to payback and pay it forward at the same time. Your experiences can inspire others to achieve.
The idea of becoming a board member might be intriguing for women nearing retirement. The great thing about this role is that it doesn’t have to be full time. It may be a great opportunity to use your skills without having to fit into a rigid nine-to-five structure. There are opportunities in not for profit and profit sectors.
One of the advantages of living in the age of technology is the opportunity to explore new interests. From photography to creative writing, mentoring to website design. There are many skills you can learn that will give you enthusiasm and a real zest for life.
If you have always harboured a business idea, this is a great time to explore further and try it out. There are so many things you can do, so many choices. Look at your interests and consider finances at your disposal.
Whatever you decide to do, make sure it is something you enjoy doing, as you transition from work you are leaving the ‘must do’ era behind!
So how are you going to make this transition from work happen?
Your choices are many and that can be the problem! Usually, it’s not a simple decision followed by a simple process. Many women find this planning stage challenging. Many people spend more time planning for their next holiday than they do for retirement. Silly but true.
How are you going to make the choices? How will you turn your ideas into a reality so you have a happy retirement?
Have you considered the help of a coach to plan for retirement?
Coaching can be an uplifting and empowering experience.
You work side by side with your coach to create your unique plan.
The coaching process helps you see the entire picture.
It gives you the clear thinking and motivation to get you going and keep you going.