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How to Plan a Really Helpful Activity for Your Retirement
One of the familiar questions Kal Edwards, Founder of the Retirement Renewal Forums, is asked, “How do I make the best use of my time during retirement?” Kal suggests that creating a new daily structure will provide the needed balance of time and purpose. “This is not always easy,” Edwards said. “All through our lives other people are providing structure for us, our teachers, our jobs, co-workers, managers. We’re told what to do, when to do it and what the expected outcome is. When it’s our time in retirement, we’re not sure how to proceed.”
So Kal suggests: Begin to think of yourself as your own mentor. Rather than relying on others for suggestions on what to do – think of what you want to do – and why it would be helpful for you. Structure your activities around these areas: l. Skill Expression: What skills can I re-activate that will help others? 2. Social Expression: What new friendships can I develop to keep me interacting and learning from others? 3. Self-Development: Consider new areas of interest, learn about them, connect with others to complete a personal sense of renewal and contributions to others.