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Retirement behavior: Directions for social, mental and financial security on retirement

Updated on September 21, 2011

Retirement and its influence on behavior

Retirement from job or busyness is a phase wherein you don’t continue your services anymore. It is a complex situation while some like, others dislikes it.

Likeness can be due the freedom from job and also the adherence to regular strict time tables.

But again dislike may be because of the inevitable loss of acquired control or power and command over something and also the associated respect that follows from the fellow men.

In many experiences on retirement with even well to do people, the chances of behavior despair is present to a certain extent. There are chances for mental or neurological disorders like depression, anxiety, hyperactivity, parkinsonism etc.

The prime reason is that many people in their old age are prone to suffer from mental agony by depressive thoughts or negative thoughts. Lack of proper routine work that they had before for so long years of service creates a sudden vacuum and social loneliness.

Even the body is weak to support their desired activity. So it is better to plan a good worthwhile activity list to do on retirement.

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Directions for retirement

Just as you worked from your schooling etc that paved way for your life style as a job holder or business. For retirement you may need to have some plan of life style. There must be a small prior effort to keep your retirement period smooth and pleasant.

Retirement planning;The planning should include

a) Activities or work or things to do when you retire. Having an activity at hand keeps you mentally and emotionally intact like writing, reading, painting, tour etc.

b) Economic or financial stability i.e. regular income flow to you. This has to be planed well prior retirement age. Money is required in minimum amounts for your daily expenses but health issues and medicine costs may demand even more of your money at this period.

c) Social security i.e. certain set of group or people for you to regularly meet and share your ideas, thoughts and even funny chat :-). Because you loose all the attention and respect from your fellow workers during your job. So you need to build new set of acquaintances for your daily social meets.

d) Familial support, this is in general and also the most essential part. This depends on how you maintained your relationship with your spouse, kids and siblings before and also their personal behavior traits towards you. Good familial support may even give you economic and social security even but still don’t expect it more in the present worldly conditions.

Retirement activities:

Retirement activities should keep you busy, interesting and also improve your knowledge over time. Some of the best possible activities include

♣ Reading books like preferably novels, religious or spiritual subjects.

♣ Social service or as charity group member like local charities, clubs, old-age homes.

♣ Religious groups meant to spread religious activities etc

♣ Gardening, tree plantation.

♣ Internet writing as you can write a hell lot of your views and experience and also make some income like in this hubpages.

♣ Teaching if your body is supportive for like home tuitions etc.

Some thinkable ideas for better lifestyle on retirement

At this point of time changing ourselves or our habits and behavior is not that easy but one way is to revert to some good habits of our child hood.

♦ Stop or decrease your habits like frequency in smoking, drinking etc. These are not only expensive but also may prone you to health problems.

♦ Why not you revert back to your home town or village i.e where you were born and grown up. The mother land gives you a more feeling of warmth than the foreign land.

♦ Always try to stay with your family members or if you don't have one at-least with those who can accommodate with you. Try to have a pet animal..:-)

♦ Get in touch with your child hood friends and those whom you did not contact for long due to your hectic job or business schedule.

♦ Try to wake up early and get sleep early, at this age you require less sleep than your regular career life. Trying to sleep more makes you lazy and mentally distorted.

♦ Follow some physical and metal exercises daily (perhaps Yoga), read a daily, drink plenty of water and try to stay in dust free environments.


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      Pamela Lipscomb 6 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      So many retirees can not be happy because they are worried about having enough money to live on. They need the support that you mentioned about more then ever. Great hub. Voted up!