A big part of Reflect phase of the Retirement Transition Process is thinking through what you want your life to be across the 7 Domains of Life Framework: Location/Lifestyle, Relationships/ Connections, Personal Development/Growth, Health/Wellbeing, Work/Career, Hobby/Leisure, Finances/Prosperity. With the core of your own values, strengths, motivations, and interests, exploring all these domains helps you craft your own unique retirement lifestyle vision.
My last Throwback Thursday post (link here) re-looked at some posts on Location/Lifestyle, Hobby/Leisure (play), and Relationships/ Connections. Here are some look-back posts on the Domain of Health & Well-being, which covers self-care as well.
I’ve explored concepts of healthier living throughout my retirement transition, and even today it remains a critical element of my retirement lifestyle vision. For specific ways to explore your own health and wellbeing consider:
- Do I have the right activities for my physical health? Do I have activities/habits that address daily movement, flexibility, and strength? Am I eating for nutrition and hydrating appropriately? Do I have habits that promote relaxation and good sleep hygiene?
- Do I have the right activities for my emotional/mental health? Do I have activities/habits that address mental stimulation, stress management, and social connectivity?
- Do I have the right activities for my spiritual health? Do I have activities/habits that address purpose, positivity, community connection, and spirituality /religious beliefs? Am I engaged in reflection and practicing mindfulness?
- Do I/we have all the regular check-ups and appropriate diagnostic screenings/tests/shots planned? Do we have a plan to set up a new medical support structure as we move/age?