While self-care might feel like the latest million-dollar buzzword, there is something intriguing in caring for yourself. Appreciating yourself. Loving yourself. As part of my Retirement Transition I’m learning how to be kinder to myself. I’m working on letting go of the Imposter Complex and the feelings of “I’m not enough”. So Self-Care felt like … Continue reading Buzzwords Abound – What does Self-Care mean to you?
After retirement, some habits just do not die. You learn that some of those habits you really do need! I’m a planner. Most days, I need to have things on my calendar. I am learning to enjoy the occasional non-scheduled day, but too many in a week and I get a bit antsy. So I need … Continue reading Seasonal Bucket List – A New Way to Talk the Quarterly Action Plan
Since I completed my Retirement Transition book (more to come on final publication!), I’ve been feeling the need for a new “big project”. Keep in mind, I love (need) a plan! It was suggested I just start writing my next book. And that is a possibility. But I wondered about other things to explore this … Continue reading 19 Possible New Things to Explore in 2019
My 2019 vision board had a new element of “PLAY”. When I think of the word play I think of children or sports. Given there are no children in my life (no kids, no grandkids) and I’m not a big fan of competitive games, I don't think I play on a regular basis. I began … Continue reading How Do I Play?
A big part of our retirement lifestyle vision is spending more time at our beach cottage. Hubby would like to spend 100% of our time here, so the “more time” is a compromise in his mind. I committed to doing a snowbird last year as responsibilities up north got into alignment, but life happened. So … Continue reading SnowBird Adventure – Part 1
I love lists and tools. I’ve used a number of different tools this past year to aid in creating and implementing my retirement lifestyle – a 52 new things challenge, seasonal bucket lists, vision boards, word-of-the-year, a jolts of joy listing (crafted versus my values), and out-of-my-comfort zone challenges. As we near the end of … Continue reading Taking Stock – What’s Working?
My newest vision board for my retirement lifestyle has a big “Healthy Habits” component. So I started to think about how to be healthy in real, everyday life. What have I created habitually for physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing? And where do I need more focus? I start almost every day with positive affirmations … Continue reading Healthy Habits