Life after retirement is often more comfortable, without alarm clock interrupting sleep, and sleep until you wake up naturally every day. This rare freedom seems comfortable, but for those who are about to retire, it may add a lot of pressure.
Retired people will face unprecedented challenges:
- The money saved for retirement is getting less and less. Medical expenses are getting higher and higher. The relationship between husband and wife is getting more and more indifferent.
In this way, what about how’s life after retirement?
First of all, you should have a comprehensive plan for your retirement life. Many people think that the pressure after retirement is only related to financial problems, but it is not. Happiness is not all related to money. Even if you have a certain amount of financial security, there will be many problems in your life that make people worry about.
Some Suggestions on Stress Management after Retirement:
1. Don’t let yourself be idle all of a sudden
Participate in valuable activities:
Some old people often focus on the pleasure of work before retirement and may feel spiritual emptiness after retirement, so they can consider volunteering in local libraries, schools, art galleries and other places after retirement.
Participate in fulfilling activities:
For many empty nesters, the place where they work is a place where they can feel a sense of accomplishment. After retirement, they should take part in more activities that can realize their self-worth, such as trying to cultivate some interests and hobbies, such as cooking, reading, gardening, etc.
Participate in social activities:
More elderly people neglect other aspects of their lives when they work, and there may be social crisis once they retire. In this way, going to college for the elderly may be a good choice to communicate with the outside world.
2. Plan for retirement five years in advance.
According to a US survey, a quarter of people plan to continue working after retirement, such as volunteering, taking part-time jobs, or running small businesses. No matter whether they finally decide to become what, they should start preparing for their retirement work five years before retirement, instead of waiting until they really retire before slowly calculating.
There will be some surveys on the job search website, which may be helpful to the planning of continuing to work after retirement.
3. Don’t fall into blind anxiety and recognize the reality.
Our bodies cannot distinguish the causes of stress. Therefore, no matter whether the cause is what, the body will produce the same amount of pressure.
It is necessary for us to find out whether the pressure after retirement is what. Is it really due to your own financial difficulties?
It is suggested that retirees can make a plan on stress management, slowly reduce stress, and build confidence in controlling the overall situation through little things.
4. Learn to relieve stress healthily
When there is pressure, there will be what reaction?
Common healthy and unhealthy ways to relieve stress in daily life include running, drinking, talking to friends, overeating, shopping sprees, etc. Retirees need to choose healthy ways to relieve stress, including exercise, meditation and seeking support from relatives and friends.
Retirement is actually to give yourself a chance to learn how to control pressure. Doing a good job in pressure management after retirement can make life more comfortable after retirement.
Responsible Editor: Zhang Qing
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