From boredom to “not enough hours in the day”

There’s a wide spectrum of activity levels in retirement.

On one end, there’s an overwhelming ennui. People in this state are restless, listless, unhappy and unmotivated from lack of occupation. (“I’m bored. There’s nothing to do.”) Not a good place to be, for any amount of time. Too much downtime can literally bring you down causing depression, substance abuse and a whole litany of interpersonal problems.

On the other end are the people who jump kinetically from one thing to the next. (“I want to do this!…I have to try that! Oh, but there’s that over there!”) Hyperactivity with no purpose to ground you is no good either. A few of us can handle this kind of overstimulation, but most eventually flame out like the proverbial candle in the wind. Suddenly, you’re exhausted, your partner is shell-shocked, and you’re more stressed than you were when you were working.

People experiencing either of these extremes probably didn’t have a plan.

At Fit-To-Retire, we try to help our clients land somewhere in the middle. Our psychometrically designed Readiness Assessment measures a client’s preparation and enthusiasm in the five areas of retirement success: Self Identity, Health & Nutrition, Personal Relationships, Social and Financial. Then, it breaks down each of those measurements to three levels or scores: High, Moderate and Low.

By analyzing those scores, our coaches can determine the right kinds of activities – in the right amounts – to suggest in a client’s customized 100-Day Playbook, our exclusive guide to the first one hundred days of a client’s retirement.

The goal is a balance in which you’re not bored yet not overextended. ┬áIt can be done. And it’s really a lot of fun!



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