Life after retirement: the cunning ideas of the older generation
In the daily cycle of worries and constant bustle, a large part of each person’s life passes. Some enjoy constant labor activity, while others look forward to retirement. For both the former and the latter, life after retirement changes dramatically. Such changes can often cause stress. In this article, you can find material on how to live happily in retirement, as well as make this period of life joyful and productive.
How to prepare for retirement
If someone does not know what “retirement” is, then you can explain what it means: to do in silence and tranquility only what you want, but only for this you need to become old enough. © Tove Jansson
Like any important event in life, retirement requires some preparation. First of all, this refers to the moral attitude. Many perceive the age of 60+ as the end of life, write off themselves from the accounts of social activities and do not know what to do with themselves during the retirement period.
Therefore, it is extremely important to regard life after retirement not as a sunset, but as a long-awaited vacation and extra time to fulfill your desires. A happy pension depends entirely on the internal mood. Have you wanted to travel for a long time, but there was no time? Or dreamed of learning to play the harmonica? Or maybe it’s finally time to write memoirs? Retirement gives each person a huge gift – this is the time. Time for yourself, for family and friends, friends and acquaintances. We need to find a way to rationally use this priceless gift.
If you outline in advance how to spend life after retirement, then leaving work will not be perceived so painfully. Many people begin to prepare in advance for the retirement period: purchase and prepare summer cottages, are determined in the choice of a hobby. It depends only on your inner mood what your old age will be – active and happy, or spent in despondency in front of the TV screen.
How to survive on retirement – the financial side of the issue
In European countries, a person upon retirement often already has money savings that are quite capable of ensuring a comfortable old age. Unfortunately, for pensioners of the CIS countries, the situation is that if one does not save capital in advance, then it is almost impossible to survive on pension contributions. For modern pensioners, there are two ways out of a comfortable old age:
Help children and grandchildren. Proper education, love for your children and grandchildren is a kind of investment in a comfortable old age and a decent retirement life. Indeed, if trusting relationships were built with the younger generation, respect for elders was inculcated throughout life, family traditions were preserved, then such education is the guarantee that parents will not be left to the mercy of the pension fund.
Self help. Initially, one needs to think about one’s provision in old age before retirement, putting aside a small amount of capital. But besides this, it must be remembered that life after retirement is not the end of a person’s labor activity. Modern pensioners find an opportunity to earn extra money, for example, having mastered the Internet and doing remote work. The possibility of additional income is available to everyone, you just need to find a suitable business. For inveterate summer residents this can be the sale of hand-grown products, for lovers of knitting and embroidery – the sale of handmade clothes. An income-generating hobby is a sure-fire option that will not only solve the issue of additional earnings, but also take pensioner’s free time.
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A striking example is a senior citizen from China, who at 79 years old first conquered the podium. Wang Deshun is a real star in the fashion world and in his 80s he is not going to stop there.
It is not your mind or age at all, even if nature determines them. The fact is that you yourself are able to determine how old you are and what you can do and what not. Old age is in the head, not in the body. © Wang Dashun