The Distraction Enemy in Retirement

As too many tech devices compete for attention, I’m determined to deal with the distraction enemy in retirement. Who would have thought that technology would create angst after we’ve left the office? Whether from text messages, emails, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or old-fashioned voice mail, on most days digital demands rob every one of precious time. […]

Speed Limits of my Life — Interim Assessment

A month ago I resolved to apply some basic time management techniques to deal with the ‘speed limits’ of my life.  I found myself  rushing through every day instead of enjoying the relaxed lifestyle I had imagined before retiring. I needed to set ‘speed limits’ for myself. As is the case for many people, retirement […]

Respect the Speed Limits of Life — Part 2

As a result of a comment regarding a recent post, http://postworksavvy.com/respect-speed-limits-in-life/, I had further thoughts about the practicality of the speed limits of life commitments I’ve made. A loyal reader and good friend gently reminded me that life is short. To live well, retirement should not be about rigid schedules and productivity expectations.  She advised […]

Respect Speed Limits in Life

I’m trying to learn how to respect the speed limits in my life. Before I retired, I had a vision of a relaxed lifestyle with time for gardening, reading, playing the piano, knitting, and other hobbies. I imagined that there would be time to visit friends, time for travel, time to watch movies, time for […]

Are busy people happier in retirement?

Are busy people happier in retirement? Does keeping busy create good feelings?  Does keeping busy give purpose and meaning to every day? Most retired people are admonished to ‘take it easy’.  We are told to relax and ‘smell the roses’. Yet, for many, idleness creates boredom. If you, like me, learned to regard busyness as […]

Too Many Choices –Time Management Decisions in Retirement

‘”Too much to do — too little time” Yesterday, in the post-exercise coffee shop conversation at the gym several women lamented about how busy they were. They complained that their retirement schedules were as over-crowded as work schedules had been.  Everyone struggled to find enough time for the gym, for grand-children, for hobbies, for travel, […]

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 […]