Most of you dread your life after retirement as you have many misgivings about it.
Is life after retirement really fearful?
Yes and no.
Yes, it is fearful when you are not healthy and financially independent.
Old age is a phase everyone has to live through.
But it is also a very vulnerable phase in your life as there are various uncertainties you undergo.
Top 5 life after retirement problems and solutions – Just a biological ageing
1. Health problems
As you grow old your health becomes your biggest worry.
You are not as agile as you were before and your body shows signs of wear and tear.
When you are sick, medical treatment becomes a terrifying problem to you. Your financial position is not stable as you have retired. You feel hesitant to ask your children as you fear they might not help you.
Take care of your body from your young age.
Always eat healthy.
Keep your body fit.
Never become obese.
Lead an active life style. Walking, cycling and swimming can be done at any age.
Medical insurance is a must to take care of your medical bills.
Loneliness is a mental disease most of you face during your life after retirement.
When your children move away from you to lead their own lives you feel depressed and miserable.
You experience a terrible vacuum in your life.
You feel lonely and lost.
Your inner mind screams in agony that your children no longer love you.
Overcome the feeling of loneliness as it is a life wrecking emotion in your life after retirement.
Why do you want your children to look after you?
The best gift you can give your children is the assurance that you are fully capable of looking after yourself.
Never be emotionally dependent on your children.
Accept the fact that they are individuals who have their own life to lead.
When you think that you are too old you feel lonely.
Loneliness is a mindset which can be easily overcome.
You have two choices before you.
To feel lonely and miserable.
To be active and mentally happy.
Always choose the latter.
- Mingle with people of your age group.
- Go for long walks.
- Develop new hobbies.
- Visit places you had always wanted to see.
- Be mentally and physically active.
3. Allow your children to lead their lives
You are totally dependent on your children for your happiness.
You feel depressed when they do not visit you.
You long for their presence.
When you visit them you feel completely out-of-place as your children go about doing their own work.
They no longer cling to you for emotional security.
Do not depend too much on your children for your happiness.
They have their own life to lead. Understand their problems.
Remember you too have your own life before you.
Do you know your old age can be very relaxing and comfortable?
You need not lead a hectic life style as before.
You can relax back in your life after retirement and do things for which you had no time when you were working.
You can spend quality time with your spouse.
You can have good time with your friends.
So find your happiness within you.
Do you feel that your life after retirement is one big bore?
This feeling makes you lose the aptitude to enjoy life.
You constantly live in fear that death is fast approaching you.
You become cynical and skeptical.
You do not dress well.
You do not smile.
You do not mingle with people.
Old age is not the end of the world for you.
Enjoy your old age as you did your young age.
You cannot have the rollicking time you had in your youth. But you can have mellow enjoyment in your old age.
Never ever think that being presentable is for youngsters.
Being well-groomed makes your old age even more remarkable as it gives you immense feeling of goodness.
5. Financial problems
Financial setback at old age can be as dreadful as cancer.
When you do not have money for your livelihood your self-esteem is battered. Your happiness is shattered and your morale is shredded to pieces.
When you depend on your children for your day-to-day survival you lose everything in your life. Your happiness and self –respect disappears from you. You experience only total dependence which literally kills you.
Save money for your old age as soon as you start working.
Do not throw money around in your young age. You will repent it later in your life. Money is a great back up for your old age.
Enough money gives you a sense of well-being.
‘The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which mean never losing your enthusiasm’- Aldous Huxley.
Life after retirement is not to be feared. It can be as enjoyable as your youth, provided you are ready for it. If you think you are elderly and hopeless, your life becomes useless. Only your body can age, not your spirits. It can be as young and vibrating as think it to be.