“Don’t watch the clock. Do what it does. Keep going.” – Ivan Hall
Winston Churchill wrote that he never thought of retirement. Indeed, England called him to be the wartime Prime Minister during the greatest crisis in its history. He was 65 years old and led his country to victory. Interestingly, his party forced him to retire when he was in his forties. But he continued to work by writing articles and serving in the backbench of Parliament. The people forced him to retire after the war, but he persevered and became Prime Minster later in his life.
Most people have many productive years left after retirement, but you have to want to overcome the “youth movement” and age discrimination. You need to decide on what to do with the rest of your life. You will have the time to start a new career, lead a different lifestyle and enjoy numerous successes.
Is Retirement the Gateway to a Life of Action or a Life of Isolation?
Seniors aren’t content anymore to accept the gold watch and then be delegated to a life of isolation. It might be fun and relaxing for a while, but eventually boredom sets in and it becomes difficult to spend the days in forced nothingness.
After the travel and the honey-do projects, spending time with family and friends – and don’t forget sleeping in – you can become so bored and inactive that depression can set in, changing your health and outlook on life.
My Personal Experience After Retirement
When I retired early due to my vision and hearing loss which made working as an Audiologist difficult, I decided to pursue a new career writing grants, blogs, and content for clients. I am glad technology exists to allow me to work from home and have more time to spend with my wife and dog. My wife and friends serve as editors and advisors to my writing. The last five years has been exciting and fulfilling. There is never a dull moment in my life!
But retirement can be a very active and exciting time for seniors. Rather than finding a job, which can confine you to certain hours of the day, think about starting an online business.
Start a Home-Based Online Business
Online businesses can be very rewarding, both financially and intellectually. You set your own hours and supplement your retirement income nicely from an online business when done properly.
Don’t worry if you feel technically challenged. There are many universities, colleges and online courses that offer specially designed courses for seniors on everything from computer programming to simply getting to know your computer.
A Purpose to Your Life
You’ll be learning a new and exciting way to fill the hours of the day with project planning and marketing that will not only boost your income, but will provide a way to keep your brain power sharp.
The intellectual challenges you face now can turn into incredible opportunities in the future. You will be challenging your brain to stay active and delay the effects of memory loss.
Starting an Online Business with Little or No Cash
Learning about available opportunities on the Internet can provide you with a boost in income that can be stimulating and profitable – and with very little startup costs. If you have a computer and know how to use the Internet, you can start your own business.
Not only will you have extra money – but you’ll have the added satisfaction of building and growing your own business. It’s easy to become overwhelmed when beginning anything new.
But if you keep yourself motivated by joining blogs and other ways of keeping in touch with seniors just like you, such as social media groups, you’ll soon master the strategies of making money on the Internet and be on your way to a new and exciting life-after-retirement.
Do Research Now
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