We want to discuss how we can adjust our minds to cope with life changes. Retirement for some can signal the end of the world and for others its a chance to explore a new world. So Liz, give us three tips on having the right mind set to come out a winner.
Most people resist change (whether it’s retirement or changing your job) and often we believe that it is something that happens TO US and we are POWERLESS to control it!
WRONG! Managing change effectively depends more on your mind-set and approach that anything else! How you react to change will be determined by how you think and feel!
If you believe you control and direct your own life, that you are captain of your ship, it is likely that you will adapt to almost any change and do so confidently. You are more likely to be generally happy, eat a good diet, like yourself, know what you want, like tackling new challenges, plan ahead and generally enjoy what you do.
On the other hand, if you think that your life is governed by some outside force or set of circumstances and that you are a victim of your history, you may well need to re-evaluate your situation pretty soon.
If you fall into this category it may well be that you feel trapped, find it difficult to cope if your plans are disrupted, get the feeling that life is often not fair to you, feel helpless and unable to learn new things, feel broke or let down and don’t know how to face getting old.
1)Firstly, embrace change as the natural way of the world. Know that without experimentation and new methods, the universe will stagnate and die rather than move on. If you sit on the railroad track long enough, you will get run over by a train!
2)Examine your beliefs and change those that are not working for you: Henry Ford once said: “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t, you’re right.” Whatever you belief, your brain will seek to make it true. Decide about what beliefs are really serving you and change the others. RETIRING versus RETYRING
3)Create a new vision for yourself – What are you passionate about? Do you have hobbies or interests which you have set aside during your working life and can now explore as potential enjoyable, income-generating activities? Seek to improve your existing skills and learn new ones and implement a plan to take steps toward implementing your vision.
Be determined to play your part as an integral component of the universe rather than as a disinterested bystander – retirement is just another opportunity for you to discover and be the best you!