Retirement Tips – The Three Things to Make You Happy in Retirement

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Recent studies have analyzed what makes people happy in retirement.

What is surprising about the following list, is just how much your job may have been responsible for happiness in your life. When you retire, it is important to try to replicate these things that seem to matter for long term happiness:

Structure

Work usually imposes a schedule and structure on your life. When you retire, you are faced with days and evenings at your leisure. While you may find this novel and a bit exciting, you may want to define some specific routines to maintain order and structure.

Purpose

Having meaning to your life is a critical component of happiness. Many people find purpose in their careers. When you retire it is important create a new or modified purpose for yourself. This purpose can be anything that you find gratifying: working on your golf score, caring for your grandchildren, getting involved with charities, pursuing an encore career, anything.

Community

The sense of belonging with a group of people is important to your happiness. And, again, work often provides community. When you retire, you may want to find that type of connectedness through your living situation, a club or other social network.

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