Beautifully wrapped in bright shiny paper and tied with a perky red bow. This box is enormous and looks like it can hardly contain what’s inside. Put on your glasses and read the tag. It’s for you. Really? Of course it is. You worked for it. You earned it. You’ve waited a very long time for it. Finally it’s here. Unwrap it and find 3 ways to enjoy your retirement present.
Eager to rip it apart and see what’s inside? Scared to see if it’s really your size and color? Maybe you’re more concerned about wanting to return it once you try it out? No going back now. Retirement is your gift.
Take it from me. It will be exactly right for you. You’ll need to tweak and adjust it to get it set up just right but once you do, you’ll be satisfied. This really is the gift that keeps on giving.
Read on for 3 ways to enjoy your retirement present.
Time for Wellness
No more emotional tug of war over whether you should stay at work or head towards home to get some exercise. I know how easy it is to justify not going to the gym after work or leaving on time for a yoga class. Work seems to win all too often. By the time you do get home, being anything but a couch potato is just too much to deal with. Retirement allows you to schedule time for exercise when it suits you best. What a great gift!
Time for Relationships
When you work full-time and cram all your errands into the weekend, it often turns making time for family or friends into a scheduling challenge. This weekend doesn’t work for you. The next doesn’t work for them.
As a result, no matter how great it is to meet up with friends after work, week-night events can feel like a chore. What about the dog? Will you miss out on time with family? What about the project that’s due early in the AM? Once you retire, you’re able to set things up whenever it works out best for you. No more concerns about alarm clocks and early meetings.
Time for Play
I’m retired and transitioned into a new career with no commute and fewer hours. It’s great because now I have time to work and play. Not only is the play fun, but it helps me work smarter as well.
I’ve finally learned that taking time to be creative, read for fun and making time to have adventures gives me a better work attitude. Taking breaks means that when it is work time, I’m ready to settle in and focus.
Instead of always trying to be more productive by eliminating downtime, I’m able to get more work projects done in less time. Now’s the time to get your retirement present unwrapped and enjoy it!
Even more excited to open your gift? I’ve given you 3 ways to enjoy your retirement present. The good news is there are even more inside the box. Contact Retirement Style for lots of ideas about all the other unexpected benefits your retirement present will bring.
Don’t hold back. Rip into it. This is the best present you’ve ever had. Finally, it’s yours to enjoy.