Retirement with 4 R’s
- November 28, 2014
Even if you’re not close to retirement, it is still important that you start thinking about certain aspects behind what you are going to do while you are retired. You will almost be starting a new life when you decide to retire, so why not make the absolute best of it! Here are the 4 R’s that will lead you to begin thinking how you can make your retirement the best it can possibly be.
The first and a very important R to remember is maintaining your relationships. It may seem easy to preserve relationships because of all the time you will now have, but many people either move away or have new and different interests. You now have the time to also meet new people in your life but make sure that hold onto the important relationships as well.
The next R is resources, which in a sense, is money. When it comes down to enjoying your retirement, the key is having enough money to ensure you don’t have to go back to work. Make sure that your budget includes saving for your retirement, the more money that you have saved, the less stress you will feel.
Another R to consider is resetting your lifestyle. When some people retire, they end up getting stuck in the same routine all over again, which is not necessarily a bad thing. An option you may want to consider is organising your new retirement life into anything you want it to be. This is the point in your life where you can live a completely different lifestyle, so take advantage of it while you can.
The final R is making sure that you have a reason or purpose in your retirement. Once you are retired, a part of your identity is lost. You are no longer known by your job occupation, so it is important to find another title besides, retired. You can begin this by figuring out what you would to do with you new-found time, either by joining clubs, volunteering, or improving some of your skills.
Hopefully this has motivated you to become more excited about your retirement and start saving the money to have the exact retirement that you are looking for.