Some people embrace the “R” word; others are uncomfortable with it; all are interested in how it will impact them. The 76 million Baby Boomers are redefining this stage of life, as they have with each stage before. The concept of retirement---the “R” word---is evolving and changing into a reboot and reinvention for this next stage of life.
Retirement is not an end. It is a new beginning. It’s a rebooting—a new start, with new purpose and energy in your life!
Boomer professionals who have walked the walk and transformed themselves from corporate executives, consultants, and national security policy experts into a range of new careers that more closely hew to their passions have penned a practice guide for those looking at the next phase of life—“THE RETIREMENT BOOM: An All Inclusive Guide to Money, Life, and Health in Your Next Chapter.”
Rebooting is a period in which to take a break before plunging into something new. It’s rejuvenation. You’ll answer the question “Which paths should I follow.”
Take time for yourself at the outset. That’s right. Take some downtime to reboot, renew, and refresh before you become busy again doing another job, volunteering, or taking on family activities. It is important to have you time.
You already know how important it is for things to go right at home, especially in times of change. You both need to be happy, but what happens when you are competing for the same space or gritting your teeth over a habit that is magnified by being together 24/7?
Simplifying our lives is a very important goal, one that all of us should have on our “bucket lists.” It makes us more serene. It gives us more time to do what we want.
Virginia Woolf said it well, “A self that goes on changing is a self that goes on living.”
Books for Boomers: Reviews & Coaching Tips (FREE ebook edition)
Boomer Retirement Life Tips ($.99 ebook edition)