RETIREMENT can be a time to explore and experience things you have long desired but may not have been able to do earlier in life. It can be a time to experience more excitement, or a time to enjoy more relaxation, or both. It can be a time of increased freedom and less responsibility, and it can also be a time to become more involved in the lives of grandchildren.
Retirement can be a wonderful time of life, but that doesn't happen automatically. The experience can vary greatly, depending on the reasons for your retirement, as well as on your finances, social connections and health. Retirement also involves substantial emotional and social adjustments, and the more prepared you are for those aspects of retirement, the less complicated the necessary adjustments are likely to be.
Retirement can present additional challenges for those whose career was an important source of identity and self-worth. For some people, retirement also involves an adjustment to spending a lot more time around their spouse. For those who are not in a relationship, they may unexpectedly end up spending a lot more time alone, without the daily social interactions of their work environment. Thinking seriously about these issues ahead of time can result in a much smoother transition into retirement, and a much better outcome.
Turning Point Life Coaching can help you with your planning for the emotional and social adjustments you will need to make in retirement.
If you are thinking of retiring within the next four to five years or sooner, now is a good time to begin planning for those adjustments. Taking your life circumstances, values, and dreams and desires into account, Turning Point Life Coaching can help you to envision, and create the foundation for, the types of choices you want to make in the next chapter of your life.
If you are on the verge of retirement, or already in retirement, it is certainly not too late to work on creating the retirement you desire. Turning Point Life Coaching can support and guide you to discover what will make this chapter of your life a rewarding and exciting time.
If you have a life partner, Turning Point Life Coaching can even work with the two of you together to explore how to make this chapter fulfilling for each of you individually and as a couple, and help you to make those possibilities a reality.