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A positive definition of ‘Work’ is required to master the art of retirement 

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Your work is the thing that you do to contribute your skills, experience, labor or knowledge to society in some way.  It is also a way for your to “self-actualize”  and create positive stress in your life.  Even when you leave the traditional workplace, you will  still have a need to share your workplace strengths and transferable skills.  If you have a positive attitude towards the workplace, then the desire to have a retirement free from any kind of work becomes irrelevant. A wise person once said, “If you love what you do, you never have to work again!”  By the way, work doesn’t have to be full-time, it doesn’t have to be something you don’t like to do, and it doesn’t even have to be for pay!  Many retirees use volunteering as a way to replace the things that they miss most about their previous work.

Barry LaValley, Founder of The Retirement Lifestyle Center and a leading educator and authority on the lifestyle transition to retirement for North Americans shares his views. Scroll to the end for a video of Barry.

1. Having a positive attitude towards your future

Vibrant and positive

Your ability to ‘roll with the punches’ will dictate how you approach most areas of your future life.

There are life changes  that you can expect in retirement;, both positive and challenging.  In fact,  sociologists have identified at least six separate “life transitions” that will affect most people as they move through their retirement life (which is why we say that retirement isn’t one long life phase).   Perhaps the greatest transition of all is the one that you see each time you look in a mirror and see yourself change . It is easy to forget that “getting older”  is a physical issue, not a mental one.  . As Satchel Page once asked, “How old would you be…if you didn’t know how old you are?” Read the rest of this entry »