Sooner or later the retirement day would have come and gone. If you are in a corporate house or a public sector undertaking, a generous company pension and investments will provide the opportunity to pursue many time-consuming (not time-killing) activities. But here the crux of the matter, after the novelty of the retirement wears off in a month or two, is that time tends to stand still and you feel you have nowhere particular to go, no regular coffee breaks, no colleagues to gossip with and exchange notes, no challenges to give your life a shape and purpose. Eventually you may be forced to ask yourself, “What next? Do I wait for death to overtake me or do I try to kill time by imposing myself on others?”
It is here that How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free by Ernie Zelinski provides some interesting reading material which can help to boost the retired person’s morale and make life both exciting and demanding, bringing new challenges, new experiences and new uncertainties.
The Joy of Being Retired normally turns out far different from what one envisions. For some it is a big disappointment; for others it is an annoyance and for still others, an opportunity to attend to activities never done before. As someone has said, "Retirement is the time when you do all the things you intended to do when you’d have the time."
This book gives retirement wisdom that no financial advisor can give. Not just having a big balance contributes to happiness in old age for today’s retirees, but also physical well-being, mental well-being and solid social support play a bigger role than financial status for most retirees. Planning is important, says the author, well before retirement. You must take steps to ensure that when the bell rings to announce your retirement, you are ready to do what is in front of you. The time available for marital, personal, social, creative and family activities expands "when the hours previously taken up with full-time employment cease. How you manage time is just as important as when you are in the workforce."
This Retirement Book by VIP BOOKS suggests that to retire happy, wild and free, you must stay active, have goals and dreams. Retirement can be a time for life's best moments, provided you plan in advance. The author says that as a matter or course, retirement is the last opportunity for you to reinvent yourself, let go of the past and find peace and happiness within. Strange as it may sound, despite the adverse publicity that retirement sometime gets, in Western nations, one in every eight persons is aged 65 or older. More people there are retiring much earlier than 65 despite far better health, a higher level of education, more income and many more options for maintaining an active and productive lifestyle than those who retired before them.
Some of the major suggestions made by VIP BOOKS Author Ernie Zelinski are:
- Retirement sets you free. George Eliot had said, "It’s never too late to be what you might have been."
- To have no aptitude for leisure is to have no aptitude for life.
- Create a new identity because the old one won’t do.
- Finding and preparing your true calling can make retirement the best time of your life.
- Work at something which is "a fun thing to do" and not so much a job.
- Reclaim your creative spirit as it will impart a joyful purpose to life.
- "Plant your 'get-a-life' tree and watch it grow." This can be done by going mountain climbing, taking up golf, cricket or tennis, teaching English or Hindi as a second language, phoning old friends, walking barefoot in streams, joining a club or a library, giving on a cruise, learning to cook, playing a musical instrument, writing a novel or painting a picture, retirement traveling to old haunts, joining a laughter or yoga club, etc.
Retirement is thus an opportune time to get to know yourself better — psychologically, materially and spiritually, be it in a part-time career, family relationships, spiritual fulfilment, passionate pursuits or the opportunity to hang out at bookshops or restaurants. You must find time for things that matter most to you.
The Book for Individuals Who Absolutely, Positively Want to Have a Happy and Meaningful Retirement by Ernie Zelinski
- Over 110,000 Copies and Published in 8 Other Languages
Top 7 Reasons to Buy and Read How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free
1.You want to follow your retirement dreams instead of someone else's.
2. You are ready to claim your freedom from corporate life
3. As a spiritually and highly evolved human being you know that how to enjoy life to its fullest is much more important for creating an active, satisfying, and happy retirement than how much money you have saved.
4. Many retirement columnists and retirement seminar presenters have ranted and raved about this book. For instance, retirement columnist Nancy Paradis of the St. Petersburg Times in Florida advises, "Get this book if you look forward to a retirement with 'zing.' "
5. You agree that "Retirement is the beginning of life, not the end."
6. With it's great title and the inspirational subtile, this book makes the perfect retirement gift for the soon-to-be retired friend or for the person retiring at the office.
7. You have put money in proper perspective so that you don't need a million dollars to retire.
- Table of Contents
- 1 Thank Heaven for Retirement! 3
2 Retirement: A Time to Become Much More than You Have Ever Been 37
3 So Many Worlds, So Much to Do! 75
4 Take Special Care of Yourself — Because No One Else Will! 109
5 Learning Is for Life 131
6 Your Wealth Is Where Your Friends Are 141
7 Travel for Fun, Adventure, and More 165
8 Relocate to Where Retirement Living Is Best 183
9 Happiness Doesn’t Care How You Get There 191
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Note: Ernie Zelinski is the author of Career Success Without a Real Job by VIP BOOKS, The Joy of Not Working (over 225,000 copies sold and published in 17 languages), and 101 Really Important Things You Already Know, But Keep Forgetting