What Does Retirement Mean To You?

What does retirement mean to you? Does it make you feel old?

Does this sound like you?

  • Feeling bored.
  • Too much idle time.
  • Feeling lonely.
  • Not doing anything fun because it all costs too much.

It’s time to look at  your retirement lifestyle. Maybe you’re caught up in the past?  Since you’re unhappy, reframe your ideas about what your retirement will be like ongoing. If this is how you visualize your future, then it’s likely that’s what you’ll get.  If that’s not what you want, then consider what else this time has to offer.

Look at retirement as a creative time and a time to explore new interests. In addition, let go of other people’s expectations and become the person you’ve always dreamed of being.

Yes, you’re older but you are smarter and you’re better at figuring out what being successful means.

Especially relevant, be introspective and find your strengths. Most of all, it’s time to let go of out-dated expectations about what you “should” do.

This is the time to try out a new career, a new hobby, a new place to live, learn new things and connect with new people.  It’s a chance to direct your own life and focus your energy on ways that are meaningful to you.

It may take some pre-planning to figure out what you want your retirement lifestyle to look like, but it will be well worth the effort to set yourself up for success. A retirement coach can get you moving away from that old mindset and into a lifestyle that will be rewarding and filled with opportunities to become your best self.

Contact Deborah at Retirement Style to get started on planning your perfect retirement life. In addition, check out Retirement Style on Pinterest for inspiration on creating a DIY (Design It Yourself) retirement that reflects your dreams.  Finally you’ll be on track to enjoy your retirement.

Therefore, what comes to your mind when you think about retirement now? Involvement? Challenges? Life enrichment? Healthy attitude? Personal growth? Life balance? Creativity? Connections?


Many readers find themselves stuck in planning for retirement. Retirement Style offers a number of resources, including our 30 Day Journaling Challenge, to help you get unstuck in working towards your best retirement. If you would like to speak to a certified retirement coach about your personal journey, please contact us.

Recommended Posts

Leave a Comment

Contact Us

We're not around right now. But you can send us an email and we'll get back to you, asap.

Not readable? Change text. captcha txt
Retirement: personal identity redefined10 tips for traveling with the grandkids