Refining my How

My own retirement transition process (developed based on Design Thinking approach and outlined in my book Retirement Transition – Amazon link here) has 5 main steps: REFLECT: Self-discovery, know thyself. Deep introspection becomes the core foundation for creating your “Life Vision” statement (and for later assessing activities in action plan.) IMAGINE: All the possibilities. Lots … Continue reading Refining my How

An Update on my WOTY

My chosen 2020 Word of the Year (WOTY) was RELEASE (see original post here).   I wanted to focus on releasing self-limiting beliefs and long-term resentments.   I didn't realize I would also have to release parts of my self-created retirement lifestyle. But life happens. This post is an update on releasing self-limiting beliefs. After reviewing a … Continue reading An Update on my WOTY

My Review of “The Science of Wellbeing”

One of the on-line classes I've audited during our time of isolation was The Science of Wellbeing, also referred to as the Psychology of Happiness.  Much of our wellbeing or happiness can be controlled by our actions, habits, and thinking.  However, the mind doesn't always know the best way to achieve happiness. We can be … Continue reading My Review of “The Science of Wellbeing”

Shifting to Positive Self-Talk

As part of my ongoing personal development, I regularly listen to the free Chopra Meditation Series (link). Last month, that coincided with my personal work on RELEASE (my WOTY - previous blog link) and reading a book on Journaling the Chakras (link). What a whirlwind of ideas!   This blog post is the one of two … Continue reading Shifting to Positive Self-Talk

Reflection on Word of the Year

Choosing a Word-of-the-Year is another tool to help focus on a vision or goal you want to achieve in your Retirement Transition. I’ve had more success than failure in my choices through the past few years with my word. I’m looking back and reflecting on what worked in order to help me in my selection … Continue reading Reflection on Word of the Year

Summer Summary & Autumn Action Plan

Sometimes in this retirement life, I feel like I need to start with an “AA” like statement, “Hi, my name is Pat and I’m a planner”.   I’ve learned that I need written plans – weekly schedules and daily to-do’s.  Seasonal action plans also fit this need.  When I have plans in place I feel a … Continue reading Summer Summary & Autumn Action Plan

My Blog Anniversary – A long look back

It’s hard to believe I just passed the 4th anniversary of this blog.   I actually told someone it was the third… and then checked. Nope, I’ve been writing for 4 years! I started when I was “knee-deep” in my own retirement transition, still trying to figure out a vision, a plan, an identity, a new … Continue reading My Blog Anniversary – A long look back