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Boomers: 3 Posts to Start 2018 Right

January 12, 2018 - 0 comments

Your health, happiness and retirement are likely on your mind if you are a baby-boomer. As we move into the third stage of our lives, our ‘next third’, we are facing considerable changes and likely some uncertainty. How will my health hold out? Am I ready to retire? What will I do to be happy and fulfilled? Here are three posts from the Next3rd blog that will help you set your intentions for 2018:


Over 50? How to Reboot your Bod

You may have been blessed with good health until now or perhaps those aches, pains and extra pounds are starting to hamper you. Either way, now is the time to pay more attention to your health. Study after study, tell us that exercise and good nutrition help us age well.

This post highlights tips from the insightful and practical book series “Younger Next Year” by Chris Crowley and Henry S. Lodge, M.D. Chris is now in his 80’s, physically active and seems to be building a new business full of purpose. Need more inspiration? Read about Dave, a former engineer turned triathlete coach in his early retirement in this post! (Two posts for the price of one!)


Ready to Retire? 15 Success Factors

You may think your retirement will be a permanent vacation, but think twice.  Retirement brings some of the biggest changes in our lives. As we age, we may become more resistant to change and thus live a life fraught with fear, resentment or even depression. Loss of identity and purpose, neglected relationships, and rigid mindsets are some of the pitfalls that can seep into our retirement years.

This post highlights key factors that enable a successful, fulfilling retirement to help us live life’s third act with zest and vitality. I have been dedicating individual posts to each retirement success factor over the past year. Six more to explore! Dreaming of your ideal retirement? Learn from Sue and Dean, who sold their home to sail away in their retirement in this post. (Yep, another 2 for 1 deal.)


7 Habits to Create a Happy Retirement, a Happy Life

As we age, we return to our own individuality. We care less about fitting the mould and towing the corporate line.  Recognizing that money can’t buy happiness, we begin to look beyond our careers for life satisfaction. Perhaps its releasing your pent-up creativity, or pursuing new leisure activities, or just re-connecting with old friends.

This post explores the six arenas of life that contribute to life satisfaction identified through research on adult development. It also offers seven habits that can truly create more happiness in your life based on recent research on happiness. One habit for each day. Look at that! A new, easy daily practice for you. Want to meet someone who made big changes for a happier life? Read about Marlene in this post. You’ll be inspired! (2 for 1 again!)


Happy New Year! I hope that this and other Next3rd blog posts inform and inspire you to live your best life in your next third.


Boomers: 3 Posts to Start 2018 Right blog was originally posted on the Next3rd website.

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