What’s Your Retirement Style?

Thinking about retirement? If so, you know your work life will change. How about the other areas of your life? What’s your retirement style going to be?   

First off, your retirement style is a way to describe the lifestyle you want to lead in retirement. Your lifestyle expresses you as an individual.  As a result, it allows you to feel recognized and gives you a sense of personal identity.

Picture a confident, self-aware woman who transitions from one life stage to another. And retiring from her primary occupation becomes simply a mark in time.  It’s a signal that she’s ready to transition to whatever comes next.

Keep in mind, retirement actually describes a work-related action that initiates a series of lifestyle changes. Therefore, the act of retiring frees up time to explore long-awaited lifestyle choices.

Retirement doesn’t automatically equal endless tv watching and withdrawal from life. Asking yourself “what’s your retirement style” actually gives you reasons to think about the  lifestyle changes you’d like to make. It allows you to define just how you want to live in this next stage of life.

What will your lifestyle look like?  Will you adopt a new personal style, one that is geared towards expressing yourself as a contemporary, no-nonsense midlife woman? Maybe this is the time to embrace your inner artist? What will your financial style be? Will you downsize and follow your lifelong dream to travel or will you finally remodel your home?

Additionally, will your work style become part-time or will you look for look for an entirely new vocation? (Paid or unpaid as a volunteer?)  What about your leisure style? Will you spend more time as a caregiver for parents or help out with your grandkids? Is this your time to explore going back to school or get back into hiking?

Your retirement style describes your way of life as well your style for activities and interests. Retiring offers you a unique opportunity to live your life in a variety of new ways.

Your retirement style encompasses much more than decisions about when you’ll leave the workplace. It  describes a time when you can truly discover who you want to be when you grow up.

So what’s your retirement style going to be? Need ideas? Contact Retirement Style and start a conversation about how you’d like to design this stage of life.

While many people find themselves afraid to retire, few understand the benefits of retirement coaching to help plan a smooth transition. The Retirement Style team is ready to help answer any questions about the retirement coaching process and help you plan for your retirement success.


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