Don’t Forget to Nurture Yourself
Self-care is so vitally important especially during retirement. You’ve spent the last few decades focusing on family so now it’s your turn. Retirement is the perfect time to get reconnected to who you are, and what you love. It also means paying attention to your physical well-being. Don’t neglect small aches and pains and have your routine checkups. This helps prevent future problems, and keeps you happy in retirement for much longer.
One of my favorite pampering activities is enjoying massage therapy. Massage is good for the soul, as well as your body. You’ll feel refreshed and vitalized after a great massage. Likewise, meditation and yoga can also help you nurture your mind, body, and soul.
Social Isolation has now become a new disease and can lead to health issues. Getting out and socialising makes you happy and keeps you connected. While you were working, you had a built-in social network with your co-workers. But now that you’ve retired, it can be a bit more challenging to find new friends. Socialising with like minded people who share the same interests, can be fun. Also getting involved in the many activities and groups available in the community, helps you make new connections and friendships.
Other opportunities for self-care can include volunteering in your community. Helping others can be very rewarding, and it can help make a difference in your community. It also helps you feel good about yourself, and the contributions you’re making in someone’s life.
Learn a Foreign Language
Another fun activity to get engaged and nurture yourself can be learning a foreign language. This can also help keep your mind sharp, while you learn how to communicate with others and learn their cultures. Sitting back, taking a deep breath, and caring for yourself can be one of the most challenging aspects of retirement. I’ll share some of my favorite ways to nurture my mind, body, and soul.