Retirement: Poof My Troubles Are Gone
Expecting retirement to solve all your problems? Wave the magic retirement wand and POOF all is good!
No more schedules to follow, no more boss to deal with, no more work/life balance issues because, THERE IS NO MORE WORK! No doubt, retirement will solve all those other trivial little issues like financial woes, couch potato health, lousy relationships with your family or how about that perpetual downer attitude that you’re carrying around?
Retiring from that dreary, boring job will solve all those problems, right? You might want to rethink that. If you’re dissatisfied with your life now, all that retiring may do is make you even less happy. You’ll be faced with nothing but time to deal with all that makes you unhappy.
So make a choice. You always have at least one. You can stay in the awful job and dream about how retirement will liberate you. Or you can try to change something about the situations that are causing you unhappiness and stress. Taking some sort of action could be just enough to make things seem magically better. Maybe what you change is just deciding not to be as bothered and just accepting some things for what they are.
Regardless of what you decide to do, take the step before you retire. You’ll improve your situation and you won’t view your retirement as an escape. It will be just another life stage and one that you can enter into with a head start on happiness.