Enjoying your retirement — how to stay focused on your priorities

All of us look forward to enjoying retirement and to filling our days with activities that matter. Through the last months of my career, I often thought about how I would spend my time.  I dreamed of having enough time for hobbies, for physical fitness, for entertaining friends, for relaxing, and for learning new things. […]

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, […]

7 Easy Ways to Maximize Health

Retired people rank health security among their highest priorities for a successful retirement.  Last year, during the weeks and months following hip surgery, I struggled with limited mobility.  I realized how much I had taken my good health for granted. I also realized what every Postworksavvy reader knows — good health is essential for a happy retirement.  You […]

Optimize Retirement Happiness with the Right Choices for You

Image via Wikipedia It’s now 18 months since I retired.  As I look back at my decisions about retirement lifestyle, I am pleased that most were right for me — up to this point. To retire with spirit and make the most of the third age that is unencumbered by career or child-rearing responsibilities is […]

Imagine your Perfect Retirement

Imagine there’s no heaven It’s easy if you try No hell below us  Above us only sky Imagine all the people  Living for today These lyrics, from John Lennon’s famous song ‘Imagine’ written during the Vietnam War and echoing the aspirations of the peace movement, speak to the dreams of many postworksavvy readers for a […]

Retirement Transitions — Stages of Retirement

Finding a post retirement identity is a process that involves transitions.  I realize that I am slowly making these transitions during this wonderful third stage of life. Just over a year ago when I retired from work, I was gaga with all the new-found time and freedom that was suddenly available.  Now I realize that […]

Retirement Observations — one year out and it still feels like a vacation

Today marks one year since I left the office, put my briefcase into a corner and started retirement.  It’s one year later and every day still feels like a vacation!  The first 365 days of retirement have been wonderful.  Moreover, I am confident that next year will be better yet. I look to the future […]

Are you making each day count — strategies to ensure you keep growing

We say we waste time, but that is impossible.  We waste ourselves. Alice Bloch quote Last weekend I attended a retirement event in honour of the career of a former colleague.  It was a great chance to re-connect with people who I had known during my career.  The reception provided opportunities to catch up with […]

Scoring your Retirement — How do you measure retirement well-being?

The secret of health for both body and mind is not to mourn for the past, nor to worry about the future but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly –Buddha Well-being most often refers to ideas such as happiness, fulfillment, quality of life or living a good, meaningful life.  Spiritual leaders, psychologists and […]