Giving Back, Health, Work

How to Retire

If you’re thinking of retiring, here’s another take on making the transition from work successful. Ernie Zelinski, the author of How to Retire Happy, Wild and Free, says there’s a lot more to it than making sure you have enough money. His prescription involves taking charge of you physical, mental and spiritual health, and following your dreams.

One of the important things is to have a purpose once you retire. Most people, when they retire, their purpose was work. And even though they hated their work, that was sort of their purpose. So they have to find another purpose. It could just be how to enjoy leisure time, it could be volunteering, it could be to become an artist, to become a painter, right? Now, there’s a purpose — that gives them something to get up for in the morning.

People don’t realize how important friendship is. And studies have shown that people actually get more satisfaction out of spending time with their friends than they do with their spouse or with their children.”

As a matter of fact, some studies show that having friends is one of the keys to longevity.

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