It’s always welcome news when you realize you can retire from the rat race and spend some time doing the things you truly love to do. But all that freedom can be daunting at first glance. Some may feel worried that they’ll be bored without the exciting challenges that come with working life. But adjusting the way you live can be incredibly beneficial. The key to maximizing your golden years is practicing slow living in retirement. Practicing slow living goes beyond simply embracing the idea of slow life. Just as acquiring any new skill needs practice, you’ll need some time to adapt to practicing slow living in retirement. Here are some ways you can make small shifts to your lifestyle to enjoy retirement at a relaxed pace.
Have Monthly To-Do Lists Instead Of Daily Ones
It’s a habit that’s ingrained out of necessity, but many of us feel hyper-aware of the items that we’ve placed on our to-do list, even if they don’t necessarily have to be completed on the day. It’s not bad to be aware of the responsibilities that need to be fulfilled, but it’s not exactly relaxing to be constantly aware of things that need to be done. If you choose to sleep in today, it’s always at the back of your mind that you are not taking care of the things that need to be done, causing a constant pile-up in your to-do list. You can reframe your way of thinking by constructing more manageable to-do lists. This way, you’ll give yourself the space to put things off. Give yourself some breathing room – you’ve earned it! Instead of writing daily to-do lists, opt for weekly or even monthly ones. You’ll put yourself into a better headspace, relieving yourself of the burden of mental list-keeping, and allowing your days to truly feel open.
Keep Your Phones Out Of The Bedroom
Another habit that’s probably been deeply ingrained by old work culture is the need to be constantly available to whoever needs your professional help. Taking the morning slowly becomes easier if you have a restful night of sleep, unbothered by constant notifications of each breaking news event. And it’s even better if you can continue to ignore your phones for the rest of the day, engaging in whatever relaxing activity you have planned instead.
Make Some Fun Goals
For some, it may be frustrating to think that there’s no longer anything to be accomplished, and that you are wasting your time away in constant relaxation mode. A good way to counteract that feeling is to set some fun goals, like what progress you’d like to make in your baking journey by the end of summer, or the end of the year. Having a few things set out in each part of the year can provide you with a satisfying feeling of fulfillment.
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Rittenhouse Village At Muhlenberg affords you the choice to fill your days with as much adventure or relaxation as you’d like! Our dedicated care team and our comprehensive range of amenities perfectly complement each other to craft the perfect retirement lifestyle for you.