Retirement Happiness — Trying New Things

Trying new things changes your perspective. What you did previously, how you did it, and how it made you feel, change. My perspective on walking changed today as I experimented with walking poles. My husband felt that I would build more endurance and upper body strength if I challenged myself to walk differently. Hence, one […]

Do Pets Increase Retirement Happiness?

Studies show that pets increase retirement happiness, particularly among older people. The companionship of a beloved dog or cat boosts happiness, improves general well-being, and enhances life satisfaction.   Pets reduce overall stress levels. If you come home to an empty house, pets will offer a greeting. Owners with pets have improved physical and mental health […]

Happiness in Retirement — Why Exercise increases happiness

One of the easiest ways to increase happiness in retirement is to start exercising and to do some form of exercise every day. Many postworksavvy readers already make regular exercise part of their daily  retirement regime. They started exercising for weight loss, improved general health or greater body flexibility.  Their doctors urged them to undertake a moderate […]

Why aging does not have to be a losing battle

Everybody wants the benefits of good health in retirement.  Aging is not a losing battle.  Senility, grouchiness, poor memory, body aches and pains don’t necessarily go with aging. Taking care of your health requires a few good habits that are neither costly nor onerous.  Most of these habits become enjoyable as they become part of […]

What? Stress in Retirement?

As I was preparing to retire, I believed that leaving the world of work and its associated career demands meant that I would leave stress behind.  Not so.  Postworksavvy has discovered that retirement brings its own sources of stress. Retirement life decisions demand managerial skills similar to those used at work.  Setting priorities, controlling finances, […]